Showing posts from June, 2014

Glorious Skies

What an exciting month June has been! The paintings are piling up in the studio and drying slowly. The summer is heating up and it's time to hit the water. I spent a great day on Sapelo Island beach with a couple of friends, had the adventure of flying over the coastal rivers and Darien in a two-sitter Piper Cub plane, and bought my first kayak!! Wow...and now it's time for a weekend show with the Georgia Coastal Artists. Busy...busy!'s what's up in the studio! More glorious sky paintings!! This first is the cloudy sky over the Darien River. A few touches and it's ready for a fall show!

Sunrise Over The Ocean 30 x 30 oil on canvas

and a bit different for me...a more somber palette! 30 x 30 oil on canvas
Breaking Storm

Tip of the Day Instead of thinking outside of the box, get rid of the box! Deepak Chapra

End Of Day

What's on the easel? The 'hopefully' completion of a 60 x 48 oil on canvas "End Of Day". In a previous post I shared the beginning of this painting.

Following the advice of Ken Elliott of finding a motif for my artwork....something that I was drawn to and upon waking, I can't wait to get to the studio to paint, has been a new adventure for me. I've often taken pictures of the beautiful skies over the lowcountry marshlands. From sunsets to sunrises to the immense summer thunderstorm clouds, I've found a subject that truly excites my creativity.
My wish for you, if you're an artist, is that you would find that motif that both excites and challenges you!
Keep the brushes in the paint!!

Looks Like a Good Painting Month!

Don't you just love it when painting time is profitable. I'm not speaking in terms of dollars and cents...but in the satisfaction of applying the paint to the canvas and seeing your vision begin to appear. For the last few weeks I've been working on paintings for future shows and skies and sunsets seem to be appearing more frequently in the studio. The size seems to be growing too!!

To update you from my last post, here's the finished painting of the lowcountry sunset! It will be one of my paintings featured in Low Country Rhythms in September at The Glynn Art Gallery on St Simon's Island.

And to begin the month, here's the finish to Breaking Storm over Darien River, 48x36, oil on canvas.

And what's on the easel now? It's a 60x48 stormy low country sunset! Something BIG is coming in November!

For anyone interested, this is the underpainting consisting of acrylic inks, hard pastel, and a wash of oil paint!
Stay tuned!