Monday, December 30, 2013

Fall Colors finds a new home!

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Fall Colors
oil, 18 x 24

Happy New Year everyone! 
As we close out 2013
 I wish to thank you all... my family, friends and art lovers!
A special thanks to all of you have taken home of piece of my soul... 
I hope you enjoy the art as much I did while creating it. 

I hope your holidays were blessed and I send you warm and heartfelt New Years wishes!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Construction of a lowcountry angel!

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Lowcountry Angel
"Protector of Sand Dollars"
I had so much fun painting my angel. I had wanted to paint a Christmas card
again this year but time and indecision of what to paint got in my way!
I woke up in the middle of the night with the thought.... paint the angel!
The angel was in the box of older Christmas decorations that I had decided to donate and perhaps someone could put them to good use. She was in the box because the wreath she had been holding was long gone. She's been around for a while. 
But just before the drop off, I pulled her back, just couldn't do it. 
Then it occurred to me, glue one of fabulous, beautiful, big sand dollars that
I had picked up from Edisto Beach with my grand daughters.  I did and she has been resurrected in my home and is an angel once again. So just like an angel whispering in my ear, she said
paint me!
Every once in a while, I like to post the sequence of how I paint. It's always fun to see how it progresses and almost always, I feel that paintings go through a scary stage where I think, 
oh no, it's going to be a scrapper but if I just keep going, it usually comes together!
So, here she is beginning with a photo of her on my front porch. 
I saved an angel! How often can we say that!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Royal Tern Standoff" birds have flown to a new home!

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Royal Tern Standoff
has flown to a new home!
Good bye my little feather friends!
 Come back to visit your feather friends and family in Charleston!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sunset Palm Triptych by Rosie Phillips

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Sunset Palm Triptych
oil on 3 panels, 14 x 8
(4 x 8, 6 x 8, 4 x 8)

Thinking of warm days and evenings!
Even though it is not as cold in Charleston SC
as the rest of the country or world, it is still colder than what I like!
So, in hopes of warming up
I look at the warm sunset glow and I feel all better and warm!
I had painted a similar palm and sunset about a year ago but I decided to break this one up onto 3 panels that are hung besides each other with a little space in between each panel. A Triptych!
Now, don't you feel warmer?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

French Quarter Art Walk at Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery features 2 local authors!

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Christmas Poinsettia
oil 4 x 4

The December French Quarter Art Walk 
is December 6th from 5 to 8pm 
and why not start your tour of Charleston galleries 
at Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery located at 175 Church St.  

Come visit me at Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery at 175 Church 
and more of my artwork is also on display at the 
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery at 160 East Bay 
which is also open for the French Quarter Art Walk.

Enjoy some wine and nibbles all while 
viewing some wonderful ART and at Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery
you will be able to meet local authors and Seabrook residents 
Mary Glickman (Marching to Zion)
and John Reynolds (The Fight for Freedom).

Pictured are Ron Chamberlain (photographer), Mary Glickman, John Reynolds and Sandy Scott (artist)

Mary and John will make their books available for sale, and personalize each book for people who wish to buy one.  Mary Glickman is in the midst of a national release for Marching to Zion.  This book is the story of Minerva Fishbein and Magnus Bailey.  “It is a tale of passion, betrayal and redemption during an era in America when interracial love could not go unpunished.”  This is Mary’s 3rd novel.  Her first was “Home in the Morning”, followed by “One More River”.
John Reynolds book “The Fight for Freedom” is John’s personal story that takes him from a plantation in rural Alabama in 1965 (at age 18) to one of the major movements in American history, Civil Rights.  John’s compelling story takes you into the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC, inner workings. John worked alongside all the key members of the SCLC including Martin Luther King to achieve the desired results of civil rights for all.