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"When I start drawing an ordinary thing , I realize how extraordinary it is , sheer miracle." Frederick Frank

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Peach and Egg

Hope all had a wonderful Christmas.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Aunt Leza's Pot II

Thank you Sarah . Have a wonderful Christmas .

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Oysters for Charles

Happy Birthday Charles. Thank you for all of your support with , The One A Days . Good luck in Atlanta. We will miss you especially on Sushi night. gift

Monday, December 18, 2006

Three Eggplants

Back from NYC. Thank you Brian for such an inspiring three days of color, insights, and dedication to teaching . I have much to practise .sold

Monday, December 11, 2006

Bare Tree

This tree reminded me of Charlie Browns , Oh Christmas Tree. I am going to NY for a few days so I will not be posting till Thurs or Fri. I am taking a class in color so hopefully will come back with plenty of inspiration to share.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

A White Pillow

After Scott ran the Kiawah half marathon he was found resting on the white pillow on the porch. Great day. Congratulations to Julia, Scott , and all of the brave runners on Kiawah Island .

Friday, December 08, 2006


Inside again .... and found peace with my old faithful white pitcher and art books. Keep warm we are going to the teens and for us in the Carolina's thats cold.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Vanderhorst's Creek

Like most creeks in the lowcountry they gracefully blend into the marsh. They also supply Poopsie with lots of shrimp ,crabs, and oysters.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Nana's Christmas Cactus

I knew when Nana's Christmas Cactus was in bloom that the holidays had arrived.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Arches of Vanderhorst

I seem to continue my love for arches .

Monday, December 04, 2006

Boats in Blue Water

Decided to work from a photo from a scene in the Bahamas . Perhaps it was the warmth I was seeking .

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Three Pomegranates

Amelia suggested "opening the fruits" in my still life paintings. I think she was right. Have a good weekend. Today marks two months of the Painting One A Day . Thanks again for making this challenge so much fun. Keep the comments or emails coming it is so helpful to learn from you.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Three Orange Bowls

I am reading a book on color theory and thought I would try some compliementary colors for practise. This painting is actually a little smaller than 8x10.


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Daisies in a Found Bottle

The daisies were brought in by Scott, but Budda found the bottle while crabbing with Vivian at Seaside Farms.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Glimpse of the Porch

A challenging one a day . Perhaps tomorrow I will go back to apples.


Monday, November 27, 2006

After Thanksgiving

A gift to Tammy . Thank you for a beautiful Thanksgiving. a gift.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Its all about Family

Happy Thanksgiving. I will back on Monday. We will be giving thanks with our family. In the picture is Amelia , Pop-Pop , and Budda. Painting one a day has worked because of your interest ,comments , and support. I am starting to feel more confindent in painting. Thank you for making the challenge so fun. blessings .

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Barefoot in the Shed

This is a painting from one of my black and white photographs. I was inspired by the natural contentment of Parker. She is a few years older and still loves to be barefoot.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Trees Meeting

I was inspired by the trees joining with the view of the Charleston Harbor in the distance .


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006


Well ,when in doubt of something to paint go to the vegatable bin.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

A View from the Point of Sullivans Island

Painted with the Wednesday painting group which is always a treat. Sorry, I didn't post last night, fell asleep with a head cold.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Pebbles from Doonbeg

We found these beautiful pebbles from our summer trip to Doonbeg, Ireland. We were amazed how these ramdom, delicate white lines in the pebbles created such perfect designs; leave it to nature.

Monday, November 13, 2006


Thanks for sitting Joya . You are a beautiful model.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A Rose for Toot-Toot

A rose from the table in honor of Toot-Toot's birthday. Painting this rose was a nice reminder of a beautiful celebration. My prayers to Ya Ya , 96 wonderful years.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Morning View of Stella Maris

A beautiful day on Sullivans with plein air artist of Charleston.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Amelia Finds Her Dress

I have always loved movement of clothes on a line. Lately I have explored the fun of painting from some of my black and white photos. (which was my career for 15 years so there are many photos to choose from.) Joya thanks for a wonderful visit and model session.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Flowers From Buddys Birthday

These flowers were challenging because of the vibrate red flower working with the soft hydranias . I was finally happy with it after several tries.