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

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Path of Prayer

Thank you to Colin for introducing me to Morandi's paintings. Morandi was a master at simple shapes , harmony of earth tones, and keen ability to observe . Very inspiring.sold

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Day..

This painting has evolved over several months. Today I am mailing it to its new home in Indiana. Enjoy! sold

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Warm Seat.

a small interior study.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Grey Tones

Well its official I am dressing, knitting and painting in grey tones.sold

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Figure of Shapes.

For this Thurs session at Redux I focused mostly on simple shapes and direct painting.sold

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Long Day.

This is what I feel like around 4.00 in the afternoon.sold

Friday, November 18, 2011

Orange With Bowl.

Another exercise that looks simple but tested us all.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Red Snapper

This months theme for The Charleston Artist Collective is " Red". My father, brother , and husband came back from a full day of deep sea fishing with plenty of Snapper. Lets just say it was a smelly day in the studio! sold

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Oyster Feast.

Its that time of year when we crave oysters. Great dinner / peaceful

Monday, November 14, 2011

Island Bells.

One of my favorite island sounds are the bells from Stella Maris. sold

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Orange and Violet

A simple exercise for color and value study. Not to simple when doing it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Eagle Point.

On the very end of Kiawah Island there is a place that we paint only in low tide. It was a challenging morning for the wind was strong and the air was cold ,but the tide was low. sold

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Sweet Grass

The Sweet Grass is at its peak for color.sold

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Fall Back.

On our last day of the painting workshop in Kiawah we were greeted with a day of warmer weather and an extra hour to sleep. Our week centered around the idea of how to paint subtle shifts of color , value, and intensity . Ian Roberts ,our master teacher strongly suggested we feel from the inside instead of just recording what is happening on the outside. Thanks Ian for an inspiring week!gift

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

10 minute paintings

Same day but tried different ways to paint the figure in 10 minutes. When faced with short amounts of time I find it is usually best to give up the perfect look and focus on the feeling .

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Recently read to think of painting as " notes of color".

Friday, October 28, 2011

Red Top.

Painting from one of my favorite spots on Sullivans Island.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

With Prayer

The annual show for The Charleston Artist Collective is tonight at Stem. Hope to see some of you. sold

Monday, October 24, 2011

From the Beginning We Were Best Friends.

I asked when did you become best friends. The answer " From the beginning".sold

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Grey Beauty

When I saw the sky this morning I could not believe the formation of the clouds and the grey in the sky. just calming  sold

Monday, October 17, 2011

De Kooning Inspired

I actually painted this before I went to the MOMA to see the de Kooning exhibition. Very inspiring.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Motion of Line

With only 10 mins for this pose I chose to stay with line.sold

Friday, October 07, 2011

Gesture of Lucy

We are back to the Redux figure painting group . Thurs. is always an inspirational day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Weaving of Trust.

Being a knitter I often think of painting as a weaving of colors .sold

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shem Creek.

Mary and I had a great morning painting Shem Creek. Without much warning a storm whipped through the creek and gratefully cooled the air.sold

Monday, September 19, 2011


From the Lowcountry to Michigan.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Atmosphere of Provence.

This is a small study ( that I refreshed) from a few years ago. Happy Birthday to sister Beth.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Preparing for next months theme for the Charleston Artist Collective. We were asked to paint our interpretation of Fauvism.sold

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


We are starting to see the weeds of the marsh turn toward fall and change it color


Monday, September 12, 2011

A Bigger Garlic Party

With the same theme as The Garlic Party but bigger canvas 16x16 .

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Conch Resting Again

This painting is for the Oct. Charleston Artist Collective. It is 16x16 and a larger version of Conch Resting.sold

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Susies Path IV

The Sullivan Island Plein Air Painter always enjoy the winding turns of Susies Path to the beach.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Garlic Party.

Just threw a bunch of garlic in a bowl and let them land as they may. Also for the show in Oct.sold

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Beet Hanging

Another 16 x16 for the annual exhibition with the Charleston Artist Collective.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Seated Radishes

Preparing for an exhibition for the Charleston Artist Collective in Oct. We were all asked to paint on 16x16 , which reminds me of my photography days with the square format of a Hasselblad .sold

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Marsh of Light

Behind Stella Maris there is a small opening of water and colors of the season changing.