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

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.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Kiawah River

Happy birthday Moma.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Amelia's Red Pepper from her Garden

Amelia was so excited to pick her one of two peppers. She suggested I make it into a painting.


Monday, November 06, 2006


What can I say my favorite colors. Thanks Allie and good luck Emily in Ireland.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Chair on the Porch

One of our favorite chairs from our days in Cambridge Mass. Working on negitive shapes. Good luck NYC marathoners.

Friday, November 03, 2006

An Onion Inspired by Van Gogh

Van Gogh is one of my favorites .

Thursday, November 02, 2006

A Tomatoe Before Dinner

An hour before dinner I grabbed this tomatoe and hoped for the best. I like the painting but the taste was not so good. Sorry last night blogger was on the blink .

Wednesday, November 01, 2006