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

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Line Delight

I am always on the quest to bring in line with my figures.  It is easy to do with ink but painting with  oil and 30 sec. gestures are challenging.   Each color is a different 30 sec. pose.  By changing the color the lines seemed to create movement.  These were sold at a show in Mt. Pleasant.  More to come.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Monday, December 09, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

To Be Jolly


Saturday, December 07, 2013

Tis the Season


Friday, November 29, 2013


                                                    5x5 oil  inspired by blind contour drawing from Thurs. at Redux.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


                                             May your day be filled with Blessings.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

figure study

                                                 Figure study with water colors.

Monday, October 28, 2013


                                                           Twist and Turns to the ocean.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tides of Life

                                                        Blessings to Michael.  Peace.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fall on the Island

                                         To my eye the fall colors of our island  are the most beautiful!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ancient Wisdom

      Look a little break from the blog.  But I am back.   Hope all is well in your life!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fruit Medley

                                          Water Color and Pastel.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lady Blue


Friday, June 28, 2013

Farewell to Tina

                                  My figurative teacher and dear friend Tina is moving on Sunday for new adventures.   This is a portrait of our lovely model Elizabeth, who suddenly passed away two years ago.    I will always cherish my beginning days at Redux being challenged and supported by you and Elizabeth.
So with a full heart of memories and love I bid you farewell!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Garden Medley

                                                    Water color and pastel.  Inspired by my garden and fountain.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Twirling into Life

                                                               Oil painting.  30x40  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Banana and Chair.

                                                        small watercolor.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Saturday Sit

                                 Really enjoying the water color studies.   May try this in oil.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

small water color.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Conch and Table.

                    Small water color study on blue and orange.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Clouds Moving.

                                                    The rain has stopped.   Amen!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Fantasy Island.

    A small oil study on Sullivans Island.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Dream Weavers

                              This is posted on  this months Charleston Artist Collective, "Dream."  

Friday, May 24, 2013



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Secret Fishing Hole

   If you paddle board around the bend , cross the waterway, and flow to the left you will  find " the secret fishing hole".  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Shifting to Summer

                                             A usual spot where we paint and noticing  the colors and smells of summer ahead.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fruit Fantasy

                   mixed media.    water color  , ink, pastel.  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Garden Dream

                                                  Inspired by Frankenthaler's Garden series I took my water colors to my garden partly from observation and partly from my dreams.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

May Day

                                           We were    greeted by 25 Kayakers on this May Day!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dream State.

This is a mixed media picture that was inspired by our design workshop taught by Karen 
Knutson.   She is an amazing artist and teacher.   

Monday, April 29, 2013


   One of the paintings  May's theme ( Mothers Nature)  for the Charleston Artisit Collective .    It is watercolor on paper.    

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Line of Rhythm

                         Challenged at Redux.... to draw on the timer ( 10 mins) larger than usual and continuous line.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


             Our theme for May is Mother Nature.    I am including this ink with oil pastel.   The oil is resistant to the ink which allows interesting tonal washes.  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sweep to the Ocean


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Lowcountry Renewal

                                               Gift for the Ashley Hall Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pink Path to the Moon


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Catching Up.

  Perhaps because we have warmed up in the south ...  I worked from an old photo of the hat ladies on Johns Island.