Monday, December 26, 2011

Hot Gossip

We had our first cold day in Charleston. I finished painting this beach scene just in time.  I hope it will warm you up a bit.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sherrie, the kid

Don't be fooled by the sweet face.  She carries a paintbrush and will steal the likeness of your children.  We call her "Sherrie, the kid" and she is part of the Hilton Head Gang, which is still painting strong.

For more information or possible clues to her whereabouts check out Sherrie’s blog:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Beware of Kelley

Watch out for this face.  She has a personality as large as life and can suck the air out of her victims with a smile.

Our mugface leader describes her:
Kelley “MacGrins” MacDonald is the next notorious member to be sought.  You may think her smiling face is harmless...until you see your smiling mug on one of her blogs.  She waltzes in to a room, a beach, an event, smiling and acting all “I’m your friend” and then shoots at will.  She doesn’t leave until she has captured every available smile.  When ready leave the island...Suspiciously...her little red sports car was missing...she left Hilton Head in a newly acquired Jag shouting “Girls Just Wanna Paint!”  She drove up the coast stopping along the way to visit accomplices.  She has hideouts everywhere.  Beware the smile...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sallie Bee Stoic

I love the houses of Charleston.  I've started a series called  "Homes with attitude".  I try to see the houses as my short legged dog must see them.  I call this one SALLIE  BEE STOIC.  The renters told me that Sallie Bee owned the house and didn't have any money to do any "fix ups".  The house stands stoic in the face of wear.  She must have been a beauty in her day.  You can see some other homes on my website

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Week 4 of Mug shots featuring "MOI"

My cohort in crime wrote this:

It is week four and Jennifer “JLo” Koach is the subject of this weeks search.  Her uncanny resemblance to ... well,  you know who...allows her to weasel herself into otherwise unavailable venues.  Before her true identity is revealed she assimilates herself into the situation and shoots at will.   Jlo charms and disarms her victims.  By the time they realize what is is too late...they are photographed and the subject of a painting. 
She left Hilton Head Island surrounded by her entourage...She is definitely NOT “just Jenny from the block”...

Check out Maria blog to see the others:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lemon Twist

Charleston is the second most popular place for destination weddings.  I am a wedding artisit.  I paint "on site" at weddings and paint portraits of wedding dresses.  This young woman loved her rehearsal dinner dress as much as her wedding dress.  It was fun to paint all the ruffles!  What a figure, Huh?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mugshot #3 "The Joker"

The Joker
The mugging of the notorious Hilton Head Gang continues.  To see other renditions visit Maria's blog.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

In need of a Name

I watched this woman all afternoon.  She spent much of the time submerged in the pool water visiting with her friends/family.  Finally she crawled out of the pool and into her chair, leaned back, took a deep breath, and stayed there for at least another hour.  She may not be much of a swimmer but she is a sun lover.
Relaxing in the heat of the full sun is not something I can do.  I bet she has a "screw it" attitude.  Gotta admire that!
Often I know the name of a painting before I even start.  This one has me stumped.  Anybody have a suggestion?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mugshot of Karin

 The members of Karin Jurick's Hilton Head workshop thought it would be a great idea to paint mugshots of each other.  We each mugged for the camera and we will paint one a week until we get through the class.  I fear that I will  have lost a few new friends when all my mugs are blogged. 

This first mug is of Karin.  The noble leader of our little prison gang.  If you want to see what a really great mug should look like, check out Karin's blog, as well as, some of my other blogging friends.
I know, blog, blog, blog

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New to Blogger

Welcome to my first blog.  I have a new group of artist friends that I met at Karin Jurick's workshop.  We painted hard, learned much, and had a great time.  They told me that I "must blog", so here I go.

I had an art show yesterday in Kiawah Island, S.C.    Why is it that the paintings you would like to have  around a little longer are always the first to sell?  I'm not complaining.  Selling is the name of the game, but it is an observation.
I sold this painting of a house on Queen St. in Charleston.  It is the latest in my series "Homes with Attitude".