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

Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year Resolutions

Hope your New Year Resolutions are full of colorful days! 

11x14 water color and ink on water color paper.  

Patches of Orange

 8x8 oil and graphite on board.   Happy New Year! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Conch Tones


Vivian brought back this beautiful conch rich in warm lovely tones.  Refreshing after red and green overload.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tis the Season

                           Playing around with acrylic and ink.   Watercolor paper 11x14.

                                         Will be on Charleston Artist Collective Jan. 1  Thank you!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Small Gesture Paintings

  These were from Thurs figure.  They are going on Stocking Stuffers for Dec. Charleston Artist  Collective!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Back Door of Charleston

trading this painting for a painting .....can't wait! 

     Painting #3 from the abstract view of an urban setting series .  16x20  

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Abstract Figure.

     I like using acrylic on this board it really allows a lot of flow.   I can also use graphite and it stays.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sunday, November 08, 2015

white oil paint over old paintings

started to cover some old paintings and found a good surface to add line and color notes.   sold both

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Seeing Charleston in a different way.

    The assignment was to abstract an urban scene.   Chose to paint from George Street.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Still Life in the Studio

                                                    Simplify the shapes and keep the colors limited.   I also worked on my closet the same way.   cheers!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Spiritual Side of New York City

                                                    Took a photo of St. Patricks from the roof tops.  My intention was to simplify the shapes in layers and add texture.  The pallet was complementary of blues and oranges.  Thanks Brent!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sullivans Island

   Working on this for a class ... 30x36 oil.   Still in process.  Looking for movement with brush work, and varied shapes.  Abstracting nature in an organic way.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Glory!

                                              Still working gestural but added warmer pallet.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Horse and Lady

                  An assignment for class is abstract a still life in oils.   Fun class!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Water Color Studies

top one  tradedfor a beautiful painting  the lower  painting was sold.  
   Tues morning session with Trisha.  Studies of the beach with limits pallet in water color.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Waking Up


Monday, September 21, 2015


   India Ink and Gold Acrylic.... Gestures

Saturday, September 19, 2015

So Confident!

                       One of our favorite Thurs models comes to our sessions overflowing with confidence. I feel much better knowing I am the one behind the easel and not in the hot seat of posing.  Always grateful to our models.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Saved by a Friend

both are sold
           A friend came over to visit my studio and found these two small paintings in my reject pile.   She took them home framed them beautifully and simply.   Saved by my friend who saw  beauty where I was seeing judgement.  

Friday, September 11, 2015

My Eyes Have Seen The Glory

       Part of a project for The Charleston Artist Collective.  Acrylic on board.   Happy Sunday to all who will be clapping with  stain glass !  blessings!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Inspired by Agnes Martin



                                          I have been reading about Agnes Martin and admire how she painted stillness even when her life was in not.