Archive for January 2008

A Few More Things

I have been working on this portrait for a while. Now that my collectors have seen it, I can show you. So happy that they were pleased. Not one change was made! Yippee. Also, here is the violin finished. I like the way it turned out. Wish you could see how the light refracts off…

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It is Really Not Like Me….

I almost never rework a painting. One of my students reminded me this week that my motto is often “get in and get out.” Well…..here are two that are finally finished. I am 99.9% sure I will not work on them again. “Familial Fronds” Oil on Linen, 25×25 Click to enlarge “Brilliant Marsh” Oil, 16×20…

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Do you have a title suggestion for this piece?

Untitled Oil on Linen, 25×25 Click to enlarge Here’s one of the big ones I’ve been telling you about. I really took my time on this one, because I did it from a photo that my nephew, AJ took for me so I wanted to do a good job. I used a very nice piece…

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Charity Work

Artists receive many, many request to donate their work for charity. The two organizations I have chosen for donation this year are the Columbia Museum of Art and the S. C. Philharmonic. The Columbia Museum of Art gave each of their artists a canvas bag with which to create a work of art for auction.…

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En Plein Air

“Dawn on Sullivan’s Island” En Plein Air Study 12×16 Oil on Board Here’s a study done en plein air* over the holidays. I am still working on the big ones. Won’t be long now. *En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act…

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Revisited

“Brilliant Marsh” Oil on Canvas, 16×20 You may recognize this image. I had thought it was finished until I saw it on the blog. At the reduced size, I saw a problem with the shape of the marsh grass in the front. Once I got the brush going again, it was an easy fix with…

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Thank you, thank you

Hi there. I am humbled by the nominations I received to be listed as one of the State’s top art educators. Here is the link to see the nominations. Now I know why my classes are always full. http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/40/results_16.shtml#michel A sincere thank you to all who took the time to nominate me.

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Wet Paint

“Marsh Creek at Huntington Beach” Oil on Canvas, 25″x80″Click to enlarge Detail 1 Detail 2 Here’s a big one I just finished. 25×80 inches – whew. It is very hard to see in this small format, so I have added two detail images. It is on exhibition now at Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street, Columbia,…

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Happy New Year!

Brilliant Marsh 16×20 Oil on Canvas Here’s what’s been on my easel through the holidays. Painted on it a bit at a time. I also have two big ones in the works. Will show you those soon.

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Christmas Art

Got to admit, this kinda art is most important this time of year. Hope your Christmas was filled with the people you love the most.

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