Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Riverside Solitude"

36" x 48" acrylic on canvas

"Saluda River Abstract"

8" x 8" acrylic on canvas board palette knife painting

Friday, November 23, 2007

"Growing Green by the River Congaree"

12"x 24" acrylic on canvas

"Nature's Way"

8" x 8" acrylic on canvas board palette knife painting

"Simple Reflections"

8" x 8" acrylic on canvas board palette knife painting

Thursday, November 22, 2007

"Haven's Sky" 30" x 30"

Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

"Flow and Circumstance" 30" x 30"

Acrylic on Canvas

New Paintings for Thanksgiving Day

These were completed last weekend and one is being purchased by a friend. I plan to be in the studio much of the long weekend, so we will see what develops. Happy Thanksgiving!
"Awakening" 16" x 20" acrylic on smooth clayboard SOLD

"Silent Conversation" 12" x 16" acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Christopher Columbus Statue

One of my favorite Bible verses on the statue.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

As Time Slips Away

16" x 16" palette knife painting on canvas

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Art News

The Lord has provided an invitation to participate in the South Carolina Philharmonic's 3rd annual Painted Violins fundraiser. Some of you will remember that I participated in 2006 - the first year the fundraiser was held. That violin was inspired by Psalm 8, verses 3-4: "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which you have ordained; What is man that you take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?"....the violin featured a landscape and had pinholes for stars and a frosted marble for the moon and had a light source to make them shine. I hope to pick up my violin within the next few must be completed by February 1. The violins will then be displayed at various locations around the Vista during the month of March 2008. The actual fundraiser will be held on April 5, 2008. I believe there were 30 local artists invited this year, which is a greater number than in the first year. This year I am hoping to do an assemblage piece (using found or collected objects) so we will see what turns out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A New Place of Interest

Check out this site if you want to improve at Bible Verse Memory....something that I have not done well with because I honestly haven't made much of an effort with my aging brain.

Also, some new art news will be posted soon.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

"All That Remains"

8" x 8" palette knife painting on canvas board

"Deep Within the Evergreen Forest"

15" x 30" mixed media SOLD

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Post Gesso, Pre Paint

30" x 30"
This is what the canvas looks like after I have applied the gesso primer and before I start painting. I will start by applying a thin wash of color (with a paper towell)...probably pthalo blue green shade...that is when I will be able to tell what direction to take the painting....sometimes if I am fortunate, the painting will almost paint itself if the texture is good. We'll see...stay tuned. I will try to post updates as I work on this one so you can see the progression of the painting.

"Safe Within the Night Falling"

24" x 30" SOLD
Completed November 5, 2007. Photographed just before nightfall on November 6, 2007.

Friday, November 2, 2007

"By the River Baptized"

24" x 24"
I finally photographed the abstract that I finished last week. This was palette knife work on top of a piece of heavy grooved fiberous paper mounted on canvas. There is a little red in with the white and a little yellow ochre showing through the blue in places. It is very simple and very complex at the same time....probably hard to tell from the photograph. I wasn't sure if people would like this one, but most people that have seen it have really responded to it with positive comments. I see a lot of figures by the river who have assembled to be batized. Well, it is Friday night and I have gessoed and textured a 24" x 30" and a 30" x 30"....I am excited about how the texture looks so I am looking forward to seeing how the painting will go once the gesso is dry. I have also picked up some old canvases and painted over them and like the results. For some reason, Friday nights are really good for creating art in my studio!

Show Opening

The Bus Stop reception was well attended, and there is a lot of good art in the show. I am sure a lot of people will be returning to look when they can actually stand back and view the art. I was blessed with a purchase of "The Other Side of Childhood" (36" x 48") on the day before the was actually one the gallery owner did not have room to display in the show, so I am glad the buyer stopped by a day early and happened to see it. The show runs through November 11.