Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! From Bella

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Now WHAT do I do with this thing?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rosie's oil painting, "The Blues Guy" at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

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The Blues Guy
Has been accepted into 
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery's
Juried Exhibit
Urban Rhythms/City Lights
Opening Reception, Fri Nov 1, 6-9 pm 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Autumn Light on the Marsh

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Autumn Light on the Marsh
oil painting, 12 x 16

Autumn light is just spectacular everywhere
but I think it is especially so along the marshes and coastal areas.
Not only is it vibrant but muted, crisp but soft, substantial but ethereal.
It is truly a special time of year.
This oil painting depicts the autumn colors of the marsh grasses and the beautiful soft sky
that is so pleasing this time of year.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Updated Website, finally!

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It took me a while but here it is. The newly created with updated 
photos of art and information. The old website was very clunky,
not only for me to update but for you to look at.
Let me know what you think, I am always up for suggestions!
I created it using the program from Weebly. You can do it too!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Plein Aire paintings of Charleston

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I did 3 days of plein aire painting and came home with some great starts!
It's been years since I've painted on site, all prima and it was fun
but found that I still need the studio time to 
"get it right"!
None of the three paintings below really look like 
how they began. After lots of 
fine tuning, color adjusting,adding in and taking out.... 
they are finished.
All three are from different spots around Charleston.

 Charleston Harbor
oil, 9 x 12
I started to paint the sky, water and marsh with the pier to the right
and after the boats started coming out... well I had to start adding them in!
The wooden pier was changed from a cement type pier with work boats on it to a small
indiscript wood pier to add some character

 Captain Sam's Creek
oil, 9 x 12
There was a pier and dock in my view of this scene 
but I felt it took away from the marsh and winding creek, so it's gone!
The fun part of "artistic license"!

View from Shem Creek
oil, 8 x 10
I was out on the pier at Shem Creek, past all the shrimp boats where 
you can look across at Charleston Harbor. A few boats were in and out and then out she came! 
A big one! Three masts! All sails out! She definitely had to be part of the scene!

For more information on these
just visit my website at

Saturday, October 5, 2013

French Quarter Art Walk October 2013

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Charleston Artist Guild Gallery
French Quarter Art Walk
October 4, 2013

It was a great evening to be walking around, so much great art to see in the city!
I had every intention of taking photos at several of the galleries, especially
where my artwork is hanging but..... 
we had such a good time that this is the only one we remembered to do.

The newly installed shows on the peninsula will be on display during October.
Be sure to grab a French Quarter Art Association card with map and check it out yourself!
And be sure to stop at 
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 E Bay St
Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery, 175 Church St
and to the special exhibit
The People's Choice Exhibit at First Federal Bank, 34 Broad St
(be sure to vote for your favorite painting!)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

First Federal Bank, People's Choice Exhibition

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat
oil on canvas panel
8 x 25

Opening Reception, Oct 4, 2013, 6-8 pm
First Federal Bank
34 Broad St
Charleston, SC
View the best local art from the Lowcountry's finest artists!
Oct 3 - 16
Free during regular hours

In conjunction with the
French Quarter Art Association Art Walk
Friday, Oct 4, 5-8 pm
also, you can visit me at
Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery, 175 Church St
Charleston Artists Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Blue Bottle

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Blue Bottle
oil on canvas
16 x 20

One of my old favorite blue bottles that I had a long time ago
hmmm.... wonder how the wine was?
And some fruit. A nice bright and bold composition and colors
to brighten any room. for more info