Archive for March 2009

“Home of the Brave”

“Home of the Brave,” Oil, 36×48 (click to enlarge) This is my home. I was raised on Sullivan’s Island, SC, and this is my favorite spot there. This is my largest painting ever and the most vivid color ever. An artist friend told me that I would be brave to leave it like this instead…

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River Keeper

“River Keeper” 48×24 Oil Here’s my latest large piece finally finished. I have been working on this one a long time. This beautiful bird greeted me the first time I went to Saluda Shoals Park. I followed behind taking picture after picture. When this pose was struck, I knew it would be the one I…

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Southern Bloom

“Southern Bloom” Oil 5×7 I love painting white. You get to put every color in the box into white. I recently saw a painting by Monet that was so luminous. He had used so many different colors to get that effect. I tried to use some of the same colors here.

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Sunny Days Ahead

“Sunflower 1” Oil 5×7 “Sunflower 2” Oil 5×7 Looking forward to summer. I have had enough of these cold, dreary days. Here’s a little sunshine to hold you over till it gets here.

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Back to the Juicy Fruit Series

“Pair of Peaches” Oil 5×7 “Lemon Sliced” Oil 5×7 Back to my Juicy Fruit series. It is nice to get back to the study of color and form. Fruit just seems to be tailor made for it. Colorful and beautiful.

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Color Study – Marsh at Station 26

“Color Study – Marsh at Station 26” Oil 5×7 This is a marsh I love to visit with my nephew, Bobby. We always take lots of pictures. This painting is from one of his pictures. I want to paint a large one of it, but used this small format to think about color. The large…

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Here Today; Gone Tomorrow

“Table Rock Trail Head” Oil, 24×30 This painting was inspired by my trip to Table Rock State Park in the Artist in Residence program. It was absolutely beautiful there. This painting was fun to do and now has a good home in Columbia. My newest patron came by my studio in the Vista and fell…

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