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

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trees At Dusk

This was a study of massing in trees and I added color for fun..

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

John Henry Gathers

this was inspired by an old photograph, perhaps from the early 1900's . For generations men from my family have cast for shrimp. for a show on Fri.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Around The Bend

Around the bend is Capt. Maynard's Island.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Eagle Point

We were on the tip of this island painting before the tide came in. fun...

Friday, December 05, 2008

A View to the Studio

Many people have come in my studio to nap on those fluffy pillows. gift

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Interior Without the Waiting Lady

Decided to paint this interior again . gift

Monday, December 01, 2008

A Study of Trees at Sunset.

This was a quick study done at Kiawah. When I got home I added some hints of color.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Three Trees

This was a painting in the late afternoon on Kiawah .


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Trees at Kiawah.

This painting was also done at Ian's workshop. The request was to paint with mass in mind and of course values and shape.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Waiting Lady Looking Outside

Some of you may recognize The Waiting Lady, a sculpture created by Scott's Uncle Bill . Today my intention was to paint her as part of the composition not as a portrait.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Corn Fields at Mullet Hall

At dusk we ( the painters studying with Ian Roberts) painted the corn fields of Mullet Hall. We had an inspiring week painting from 8 am till the sun went down. .... challenging... yes! fun.. absolutely...


Friday, November 07, 2008

Life Drawing Nov. 6th

This is the last class until Jan. Thank you Redux for another session of professional models and the best teacher , Townsend. Who brings the greatest music .. see you in Jan. I will be gone for a week painting with Ian Roberts. Will hopefully have plenty to share with you when I get back.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Life Drawing at Redux

Today the idea was to create emotion to our drawings.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Station 26

Leslie called this morning to say lets meet at Station 26. It was so cold our fingers could not hold the brushes ... so we decided to finish our paintings in our studios ..... good idea.


Monday, October 27, 2008

A Girl With a Grape


I took this picture about 12 years ago at a wedding in New Hampshire. I dont know who this child is but I can only imagine she is as beautiful today.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Life Drawing Oct 23

Today at Redux we worked on close ups.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Shell House

For the Ashley Hall Auction I wanted to paint, The Shell House . Yes actually the home of hundreds of beautiful conch shells. The best part about this sacred space is it is only for seniors! gift

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Remains of the Dock

Paula explained that this dock was used to bring the oysters for the restaurant that is now her home. thanks Paula for a memorable day.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life Drawing Oct 16th.

Today we worked on including the enviroment.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Blue Door

Just touched up this painting it is from this summer in Provence. I was attracted to the color of the doors and windows next to the buildings. Happy 21st Darby gift to you

Monday, October 13, 2008

Stella Maris.

gift Painted for the Daughters of St. Pauls auction.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tracy's Tree

Tracy's home is guarded by this curvaceous live oak . It is know by the painters as Tracy's tree.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Life Drawing Oct. 9th 2008

The practise was to do a new drawing every 5 minutes.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Grape Vines of Provence.

this is a painting from this summer donated to an auction.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Wild Flowers in the Studio

Happy Birthday .... Vivian..



Friday, October 03, 2008

Life Painting

this was actually an older painting from a painting class at the College of Charleston . I spent a couple of hours repainting . nfs.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A View from the Old Bridge

I had not been to the Old Bridge in years . The renovations are beautifully done.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Amelia Before School

A final painting of Amelia doing her homework before school.