Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cotton fields

Below is a 36x36 acrylic on canvas painting I did for a friend to give to her husband on their wedding day. It is a special family car, and the one in which they left the reception. Below you can see the development of the painting:

Finished: I really do prefer working in large sizes!
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This  painting of the Tetons was commissioned by a friend- the photo makes me want to visit there! It is 24x36 acrylic on canvas. You'll see the progression of the painting below:
My sweet 8 year old neighbor was tagging along playing with my phone and snapped some of me painting:

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Rocks pond sunset...

Below is a 16x20 acrylic on canvas painting of sunset at rocks pond. We combined some sunset photos from one spot on the pond with a dock view at another part of the pond. This was a retirement gift from some of Brian's coworkers for a sweet lady they are going to miss having around! This is one if her favorite spots!

Finished: sorry there's a little glare on this photo!
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Abstract for baby Lily

Below is a 36x36 acrylic on canvas abstract for baby lily's nursery! Our sweet friends are expecting this GIFT from The Lord- and what amazing godly parents she will have!  It has been my joy to anticipate her arrival with them-  and i was so honored to be able to contribute to her adorable room! We used colors from her nursery bedding, curtains and walls for inspiration!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beach birdie

11x14  acrylic on canvas beach birdie- commissioned by some hometown friends as a birthday gift for the gal who took the photo!

Zoomed in:
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Arthur ravenel at sunset...

12x12 acrylic on canvas painting. From the crowfield girls to a sweet coworker who moved. We miss her!

Finished: sorry these last few photos are grainy!

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Guest artist: Courtney Jordan.

So I had a guest artist in my studio: my almost sister Courtney! We set her up with a picture and canvas beside my easel and she was a natural- no fear! I loved it!
Her masterpiece! Quite impressive!
Our tandem setup!

On the city's northern border....

11x14 acrylic on canvas of old main- the symbol of my alma mater, wofford college! Commissioned by a friend for a wofford couple who just got married- love them!

Finished: I really love the juxtaposition of the structured building and the more abstract tree branches!
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Pair of mount pleasant scenes

Pair of mount pleasant scenes: the cotton dock at Boone hall and the chapel at saint Andrews church. Each 11x14 acrylic on wooden panel. Another great friend commissioned these to give as gifts... I really do have awesome friends!!!

Aaaaand finished: I really love this pair!
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Fun charleston scenes

Below are two 12x12 acrylic on canvas babies commissioned by the sweetest friend as graduation gifts! Pineapple fountain and arthur ravenel bridge. This was so much fun!

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Monday, July 15, 2013

New abstract!

New abstract!

36x36 acrylic abstract painting on stretched canvas- neutral palette- one of my faves so far! Thanks for checking it out!!!

Base color in studio:

Close shot of finished painting:
In its home:

Monday, July 8, 2013

Quick pastel drawing:

We enjoyed a beautiful fourth of july weekend at the beach- during which we had some delicious fried green tomatoes! Before these babies got sliced, battered, and fried I grabbed one for a quick still life sketch.  I think the shadows need to be darker, but its just a study... and since theres no picture to look back at, I'm likely to let it be. This is about 8.5x11 pastel on hot press watercolor paper! Took some pictures also... May be some green tomato paintings in my future!