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


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


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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Whose the antique?

These two window shoppers are on King Street in Charleston.  I was challenged by the window reflections.  My son came up with the title.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Boobs and Booze

That is the name of my new series.  I had originally named it "Girls Who Wine".  My son came up with the new name, "Boobs and Booze",  which has received a lot more attention!

They are so much fun to paint and I learn so many things about girls and their friends.  Here are some of the things I've learned.  Girls like to drink in bars.  They are proud of their boobs, hair, and jewelry. Most important is that they cherish their friendships.  My girls are always young, always thin, and are always smiling!

They can be special ordered.  My website has contact information.  They are painted with  acrylic on 5x5 gallery wrapped canvas and sell for $75. plus shipping.

Monday, September 16, 2013

I'm Back!

My family has had a tough year and I have neglected my blog and many other things.  As many of you artist will understand,  my studio and my paints saved me and gave me much needed stress relief.   I have not sent many comments your way but I have been looking and hope to do better about keeping in touch and sharing.

I spent a lot of time in NYC this past winter with my daughter.  Here is a large painting I did of Grand Central Station.  Many of you will recognize the way the light comes from the high windows.  It was late afternoon so the shadows are long with great contrast.   I transposed groups of people from 3 photos.   That was quite the challenge.