Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spoleto Festival Charleston, S.C.

The Spoleto Festival is in Charleston on May 23 -June 7.  I will be in Marion Square with over 70 juried artists.  There are  as many as 200 events a day - many are free.  It's well worth the trip to Charleston.  I hope you will come visit me.
Here is a sampling of what I will have for sale.


"Tourist Trap"  A carriage ride is a must for visiting tourist.


"Village Greeting"  These are the faces that greeted me when I visited a village in Senegal, Africa.


"Snooty on Broad"  Broad Street in Charleston was voted the most desirable street to live on in the U.S. 



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sunshine, Warmth, and Hope

We are having a relatively warm day.  It gives me hope that sunshine and warmth are on the horizon.  We will be seeing scenes like this soon.




Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sweet Treats

I saw this little girl in NYC last summer.  I snapped her picture while she was pondering her decision at the pastry counter.  I struggled with the light sources of cool, harsh light from the display case and the summer light coming from the window.  She was delightful to paint.  We can all relate to her excitement that makes her dance in her skin.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

This is a typical home on the peninsula of Charleston.  The front door faces a little alley way lined with magnolias and proudly flies the South Carolina flag.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Bodies

In my continuing quest to capture postures, I have painted a series of women at the beach.  These are some of the 5x7's.  This has been a good education on what NOT to wear to the beach, as well, as good practice in painting bodies.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Lineup

This is my grandson's first day of school.  He is the first in line in the striped shirt.  I took the picture and cropped off their heads.  I thought their bodies told the story!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Benchwarmers

Washington Square Park in New York City is one of my favorite  places to people watch.  I've found many subjects there.  The secret is photographing very discreetly.  It helps to have someone with you who will "pose" in front of your intended subject.  These people were not really sitting together.  I sat in one place and over the period of an hour photograph everyone who sat down.  That's how they all came together on canvas.