Monday, September 30, 2013

Through The Fog

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Through The Fog

Oil on canvas
11 x 14

I've been painting boats a lot lately. This one started out like some of the others 
BUT sometimes they just take on a life of their own!
As I was painting this sailboat, I envisioned an early morning mist or fog
with sailboats in the background and one beautiful red lady
stepping forward through the fog. for more info

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ACE Basin Autumn

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ACE Basin Winter
The ACE Basin is another special place here in the Charleston area. I always forget how big it is, but it's HUGE! A preserve that encompasses the boundaries of 3 rivers, all beginning with the letters A, C, and E.  Hubby and I go there for walks frequently and enjoy a peaceful time with nature which sometimes means: eagles, alligators, snakes and lots of birds. I'm sure there are many more critters but these are the ones we have encountered!  There is also an old plantation home there, 
Grove Plantation. One day, I will paint it. 

This painting is actually a redo. I painted it earlier this year and was not quite happy with it, so I pulled it and in a little bit of time, was able to give it the look I had wanted to begin with.  
I had also intended to participate in the 30 day challenge in September and it is now day 10 and just getting started.  Story of my life! Messed up priorities! What other excuse can I come up with? 

The Bridges of Magnolia Plantation

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The Bridges of Magnolia Plantation
oil on canvas panel

Magnolia Plantation is one of the very special treasures of the Charleston area.
Beautiful gardens, home, bridges..... It has a little bit of everything that says
This painting is a marriage of 3 photos I took of 3 different places
on the grounds.  It has the recognizable bridges that say Magnolia Plantation, 
beautiful creeks coming from the Ashley River, swamps, cyrpress trees with their knobby knees, azaleas, palmettos...
Definitely the lowcountry!

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sunrise Serenity

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Sunrise Serenity
oil on panel, 12 x 16
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Love the sunrise color that has just taken over the sky and water 
morphing it all into 1 canvas! Two sailboats at anchor soaking
in the sunrise in pure serenity. Ahhhh.......

Serenity SOLD!
oil on panel, 8 x 8
Sorry, didn't get a chance to photograph that one! 
Similar but smaller and only 1 boat.