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State of the Palmetto

Small Palmettos are 5×7 oil on board When preparing to show in Charleston, SC, I always do some small palmetto trees. We are, after all, the palmetto state! It’s fun playing with this great shape with lots of different color combinations.

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“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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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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You Get a Line

“You Get a Line” Oil 11×14 This was a fun little painting. It is an image from Lake Murray, SC. Oh, such good memories there. I seem to be doing a lot of reflections lately. Hmmm… Wonder what will be next? I do have another on the easel with reflections. That should be coming up…

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Catching Up

I have been having a great beginning to the new year in my Studio – Here’s an image of what I am working on. Also, below are details of the paintings you see above. I will show you the whole thing when I am finished. It shouldn’t be too long now. I have been in…

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

“Poinsettia” Pastel on Paper Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. I hope that you spend your time with those you love the most. Thank you so much for viewing my blog this year and all the wonderful comments.

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