Sapphire Shutters

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is filled with many homes with charming flower filled window boxes, these sapphire colored shutters secured these in a most engaging way on this Summer afternoon as I enjoyed an afternoon walk in the Holy City.

Concessions at the Fair

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fair is in town and with it brings excitement for all, the sights the sounds, the aromas!  Multiple angles and reflections are created in this work as the mood and excitement of the working crew begin their shift.

Art Studio on Meeting Street

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Art Studio on Meeting Street is where it began for me, where I first came back to become a painter again, after being only a teacher all of those years.  It looks like a rough location, but it’s a place of wonder to me. Trash cans and graffiti may […]

Sunday Afternoon Return Trip from Folly

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Beach has always been one of my favorites, after spending a few years living there as a child.  This is the laid back beach of the Charleston area, the hippy-beach (as some like to call it) we all know, love and embrace. Crosby Seafood has been here forever it seems, as […]

Ebony Shutters with Snapdragons

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sun bleached light of this pink house is contrasted with the deep purple hues of shadow creating new shapes and forms of the flower boxes on this Charleston residence, but what further captured my imagination was the volunteer ferns growing from the crease at the base of the homes foundation and the sidewalk.

Working on the Water

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portrait represents an American worker who spends his day working hard for a living, he doesn’t complain, he just provides for those he loves and goes about his business.  We could all learn a good lesson from his focus and spirit.

Majestic Hydrangea

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of tiny flowers form bouquets of various hues, the hydrangea blossoms. Each one picks up a degree of dramatic light to reveal their individual form when placed in a simple glass jar.

Hydrangea Chameleon

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chameleon of the plant kingdom, hydrangeas can be a wide range of colors from white to red to blue to purple, all depending on the acidity of the soil in which they grow.  These mop head hydrangeas have tiny little flower clusters that look like bouquets and are […]

Window Dressing

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small cluster of Alstroemeria placed in a tiny antique pitcher sit daintily on the kitchen window sill adorned with cotton lace curtains, bathed in beautiful  morning light.

Three Apples

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painting was done totally with the palette knife, I toned the canvas sketched out my drawing first with a brush, and then put all brushes away and completed the work with the palette knife. Back and forth with color upon color, thick impasto layers!

 

Crock with Apples

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work is one of a series of works I have painted featuring some of my collection of salt-glazed pottery from Germany.  I love the rich blues (our family calls them Barnette Blue’s) and the textures of the ceramics.  This particular painting is a larger work as is the crock itself.

Stein and Apples

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is another painting in the collection of salt-glazed pottery series (from Barnette Blues). From a high vantage point, this one is different from the others in it’s point of view but it has the similar subject matter.

Crystal Vase with Roses

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work is more impressionistic with less detail, giving the viewer the information he/she  needs to see the blossoms, however not flooding the senses with an overload of unnecessary information for the intelligent viewer.

Salt-Glazed Pitcher with Apples

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was our first wedding anniversary in Germany. Shortly before we celebrated it, we hand selected a beautiful pitcher in the salt-glazed factory to be specially designed for us.  It was helpful to know people who worked at such places so early in our tour of Germany!  Many years later, I decided to […]

Tomatoes, Onion, and Garlic

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Onions and Garlic were groceries I purchased like so many from the produce department, or farmer’s market and arranged on the tablecloth or near a window like so many other food items.  I told my youngest son not to touch them; they were not to be consumed until they […]