Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Casting For Bait On The Creek

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Casting For Bait On The Creek

June 11, 2015
Toogoodoo 365 Series painting
5 x 7 oil on canvas panel, A studio painting! Framed
painted on July 28, 2015 from a photo
A local fisherman in his small creek boat casting for bait along the marsh bank. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Little Gems! Mini sail boat paintings.

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Red, White And Blue
4 x 4 palette knife oil painting on panel
Two sail boats at anchor in the late afternoon. 
Red sail boat and a white sailboat with a blue sail cover. A small gem, 4 x 4 framed in black.

Mellow Yellow
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 oil on panel
A yellow sailboat at anchor in the late afternoon. 
A mini oil painting, 2 1/5 x 3 1/2 framed in black. 
Palette Knife painting.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer Storm

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Summer Storm, July 22, 2015
The summer storms come every afternoon right now. They come fast, rain hard, thunder and lightening and then it is beautiful afterwards. Today, the dark clouds hovered behind the tree line... must have been storming in Seabrook! Not a drop here! But the sun was starting to set and the afternoon sun glow was on the marsh. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bobby's Dock

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Bobby's Dock, July 20, 2015

5 x 7 oil on canvas panel, painted en plein air, unframed
Today is a typical hot summer day in Charleston, though there was a great breeze on the dock! I sat out there and painted my neighbor' dock. I titled it Bobby's Dock though it's owned by 2 families. It was about noon and the sky was a light hazy blue and it was close to high tide. 
To see more about this one or other of my

Saturday, July 18, 2015

July Sunset, Oil painting Charleston SC

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July Sunset July 15, 2015
One of my special studio paintings from the 
5 x 7 oil on panel, Framed. A special studio painting!
On this night, we kayaked out into the marsh at high tide. It was a beautiful and peaceful time. 
The summer nights are still long and the tide was perfect. 
When we got back to the dock, the clouds were glowing in pinks, purples, yellow and the marsh grass 
was aglow as well. I ran in to grab my camera. Definitely a Toogoodoo 365 painting but also a special studio one.  I have been struggling with a different painting and I was able to redeem myself with this one. 
Plus it was the first time I was able to use my new easel!

iPhoto image that I used as a reference.

My new wall easel! It gives me so much more room in my tiny studio. 
I've got NEW inspiration!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hazy Morning

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July 13, 2015, Hazy Morning

5 x 7 oil on canvas panel, unframed
This morning, there was a cloudy haze across the creek, almost fog like but not quite. But wait, there's no smog out here, so yes, it was fog. By the time I set up to paint en plein air, it was almost 10 AM and most of the foggy haze was gone except for the way back of the field. The summer greens were starting to brighten up and the birds came out.