Friday, January 27, 2012

Unda God

Charleston is called the Holy City.  We have a church on almost every corner.  There are good people living in this house because they live "Unda God".  This is typical Charleston single house with the piazzas on the side.

This painting is 30x40.  I haven't worked large in awhile.  It was fun to get those big brushes out.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Frazzled Artist

I sat down last night after painting all day and drew this picture of me, the frazzled artist.  I've been "in the zone" the last few days and have been painting like a wild women.  Is there such a thing as "Painting elbow"?
Anyway, I've been asked to produce 14 or so paintings for a show.  Some would say "one women show", but it is really "One scared lady show".  You will be updated on my progress.  Deadline is a week from tomorrow!
Back to the Zone...

Chris "the Moniker" Werst

We continue on with our mugshots.  This is week 9 and we feature Chris "the Moniker" Werst.  Here is what has been said about her:
"She misses nothing.  At beaches, galleries, tourist attractions...She retains everything.  She is very proficient at finding out and remembering names of people, places and things.  She uses this to her advantage.  She will call your name and then act like she knows the time you realize she is a stranger it is too late... you are digitally immortalized and destined to become canvas bound.  Her whereabouts is totally unknown as she does this writing...have a blog."

Friday, January 13, 2012

yellow house

This house is down the street from my studio in Charleston.  The house is beautifully maintained and the garden is manicured.  The Charleston Preservation Society has the last word on the color of your house, or any other changes you want to make to the outside.  Wonder how they got that turquoise door?  It's not a typical color around here. Remember, all the piazza ceilings are painted "haint blue" to keep away the evil spirits.   I'm still trying to think of a name for the painting if you have any ideas.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hilton Head Gang

 The group of elusive artists who attended Karin Jurick's workshop have "thrown in" together to form a gang named the Hilton Head Gang, alias HHG.    They found a unique commonality and have formed a cohesive effort to become criminally dedicated to their artistic endeavors.

Here is what MH ,,  has to say about them:
"Week 8 finds us looking for Nancy "The Guardian" Darling, so named because of her help with rescue dogs.  She often travels with a large  pack of dogs which hampers her ability to shoot but that does not prevent her from trying.  She used the dogs to attract unsuspecting subjects then while they are being distracted...she shoots.  It is a devious but very effective plan.  I hear she and her pack will be heading up to Alaska to participate in the Iditarod...that may be a false lead...just be on the lookout..."

Here is my rendition of "The Guardian".   Find out more

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Youngest Daughter

I've been working on this for awhile.  And no, it was not meant to be a Christmas present.  I think I will hang it in my studio and when I'm ready to move on, I will give it to her.   I studied Zhaoming Wu and the way he paints fabrics.  You will see that I need a lot more practice to even come close.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Roxanne, The Streak

I experimented with color on this one.  I'm trying to let the value do it's work and not worry about the color.  I still have in my mind that skin is, well, skin color.  Maybe I should try painting upside down so I don't think about WHAT I'm painting.

Roxanne is part of our notorious Hilton Head Gang.  Here is what has been said about her:

"Roxanne "The Streak" Duke is so named because she is stealthy.  She streaks by and shoots at will and disappears before detected by unsuspecting victims.  Roxanne flies under the radar...finding a photo of her was not easy.  we had to scour the internet, check past flyers and canvas neighborhoods just to find this one.  We don't know when the photo was taken...her look may have changed.  Scrutinize everyone you see..."