Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wassailing Wednesday at City Art is December 21

"November Shore"
4" x 4"
Sealed Watercolor on Claybord

Please join me and 18 other artists at the 3rd annual Wassailing Wednesday at City Art on December 21. The main gallery will be set up with special pieces for the Christmas Season. I will have a good selection of small new works...many under $100. So plan to come out and enjoy this event with great art, great jewelry, and great people! And, if you missed buying a piece from my Retired Brush Series last year, I have a batch of new ones! See you at City Art! The show runs from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. I will be there by 4:00 if you want to come early!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Black Canvas Painting

"Fluid Horizon"
10" x 10"
Fluid Acrylic on Black Canvas

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Simplistic Watercolor...

"November Clouds"
7" x 5"
Watercolor on Aquabord

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Off the easel...

"One Day in November"
30" x 40"
Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, November 25, 2011

Comb Over...

"Relinquishing Fall to Winter"
Open Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
Painted with the tool below.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New for the 2011 Retired Brush Series

I have finally been getting a batch of old brush heads ready for sale...these are the brushes (mostly 3" x 3") that I have been painting with over the past year...they are stained from the paints and actually look like many of my paintings...none of these have been altered except by the addition of melted refined beeswax which gives them a special depth and dimension. All of the 2010 pieces sold out, and there will only be a limited number of these available for the Christmas Season. Many are currently at City Art getting framed and a few more are still in process! Look closely and you will see the rivets in the metal that held the brush head to the wooden handle!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

For the Love of Mom...

"Wisdom Trees on the Shore of Goodbye"
2.5" x 6.25"
Watercolor on Yupo

"November Catharsis"
8" x 10"
Watercolor on Yupo

After nearly a week of being by my Mom's side as she quickly slipped away from us up to eternal life on Thursday, November 17, I painted these two small works last night on November 18. These are my first watercolors on yupo. I think they capture the emotion of the week. Painting them was certainly therapeutic for me. I especially love the small piece on top. Looking forward to doing more with watercolor in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone who has prayed and offered support to me and my family during this difficult time.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gift Size!

"Early Winter Mist"
Open Acrylic on Aquabord
7" x 5"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SC Watermedia Society Award Lunch & Show Opening

The Banner!

"Memories of Burton's Point"
ImagesCharleston.com Award Recipient & 2012 Traveling Show Piece

The view from the gallery!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Small Painting

"Fluvial Awakening"
5" x 7"
Open Acrylic on Aquabord

Friday, October 21, 2011


Last night I was at the Seven Oaks Art League demonstrating the Golden Open Acrylic line of paints and products. It was a great night of fun, information exchange, and creative energy. Four paintings were created during the hour...perhaps I should have a crowd of people huddled around me more often! City Art, where I show my work and buy my supplies, provided samples of the products to everyone's delight. Special thanks to my friends at Seven Oaks Art League for having me back for another presentation!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

a little something...

3" x 4.75"
Open Acrylic on Ampersand Aquabord

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday Night Experiment

waiting for it to dry...

"Someone's Shore"

This was an experiment to see what would happen if I used a Speedball linoleum block as a painting surface. Using open acrylic, the block behaved much like yupo and that is what I was hoping for. Pleased with the result, but need to research if acrylic is stable on linoleum. Of course now I want to experiment with lino blocks as a way of printing...we'll see if I get around to that!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Inspired by all the rain the other week...

"Gully Days"
Open Acrylic on Transparent Yupo
9" x 12"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Good News

"Memories of Burton's Point" was one of 62 entries that juried into the upcoming 34th annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Show. In addition, the gallery curator selected this image as one of five that will be printed on a large outdoor banner that will be displayed the entire run of the show. The show will be at City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, and it will hang November 5 - December 31, 2011. I am heading to City Art today to see it framed to specifications for the event. I am very happy to be included in the show again this year. Last year was my first year entering and "Abstracting the Respite of my Childhood" won an award and has been traveling the state all year. Judging for this year's show will take place in late October. Find out more about the SC Watermedia Society at www.scwatermedia.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Small Squares

"Weeping Field"
6" x 6" - experimental acrylic technique on canvas

"Coastal Glow"
8" x 8" - acrylic on canvas

Monday, September 5, 2011

Watercolor Canvas

"Wetland Ways"
Open Acrylic on Stretched Watercolor Canvas
12" x 12"

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Textured Painting

24" x 24"
Acrylic on Canvas textured with Gesso

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One from last night...

"One for the Other"
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"

How many landscapes do you see?

Monday, August 29, 2011

The first attempt on translucent yupo...

"Four Color Nature"
Open Acrylic on Translucent Yupo
9" x 10"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

One night last week...

"Alizarin Coast" 4" x 6"

"Shallow Waters" 8" x 8"

"Winter's Weeping Willow" 5" x 7"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just delivered...

Not just for watercolor artists! Has the look of mylar but feels like yupo!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene...

"Coastal Abstraction"
~12" x 15"
Acrylic on Yupo

I did this painting a couple of months ago, but I have never posted it on the blog. Some of the images I am seeing of the hurricane remind me of this painting, so I thought I would post it. It is one of two paintings that I submitted for the upcoming SC Watermedia Society Show. Only one can be accepted, and hopefully one of the two I submitted will get in...should find out on September 11. In the meantime, I hope Irene calms down and that everyone in her path stays safe.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Subtractive technique...

"Left to Fall"
Acrylic on Canvas
8" x 8"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

About last night...

"Wetland Ways"
Acrylic on Yupo 12" x 12"

"Standing Water"
Acrylic on Yupo 12" x 12"

Last night on Facebook, I posted that I was having a love/hate relationship with yupo. Here are the results. If you have never painted on yupo, a synthetic paper, it is very slick ...sometimes the paint will just slide off. But, I am getting to where I love it more than I hate it. Hope you like these. I am expecting some transparent yupo to be delivered this week...waiting to see what kind of results I will get with it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eight Inch Square

Acrylic on Yupo
8" x 8"

Monday, August 22, 2011

Another 12 x 12

"Coastal Lines"
Acrylic on Yupo
12" x 12"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Square on Yupo

"Winter Marsh"
8" x 8"
Acrylic on Yupo

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Finally starting to post some recent paintings...

"Memories of Burton's Point"
Acrylic on Yupo
12" x 12"