Sunday, September 18, 2016

Some Recent Paintings

Some Recent Paintings

So it's been kind of a hectic past month or so... ok, truth be told, life's been a little hectic for our family since around last February. But I'm happy to report that we've finally sold our house- the house we raised our 10 and 12 year old children in since they were infants- and after 6 months of designing, gutting and remodeling our condo on Anna Maria Island, we have moved in and officially become full-time islanders! Of course, with all the commotion that comes along with moving, (oh, and a hurricane a couple weeks ago!) something had to give, and that something was my daily painting practice. But I am back at it now and making up for lost time! Below are some recent paintings done around the island and in Charleston, where my husband and I were lucky enough to visit last weekend. Thanks for bearing with me in my absence! 

Between Storms
8x10 oil on canvas board
(Squeezed this one in between the tropical storm and Hurricane Hermine a few weeks ago.)

Evening On the Island
8x10 oil on canvas board
(After the storm had- thankfully- passed!)

Chill'n 4x5 gouache on watercolor paper
(A page from my sketchbook- working on painting and on my tan simultaneously!) 

Going to the Chapel 4x5 gouache on watercolor paper
(Did this sketch as a card for the bride and groom, whose wedding we were attending last weekend)

House in Charleston 5x7.5 gouache on watercolor paper
(I could endlessly wander and paint the streets in Charleston... sigh!)

 These next 3 were all done this morning from the same spot on the Bridge Street Pier

Solitude 5x7 oil on panel
(The boat's actual name, printed on the side, read "Miller Time," but I thought "Solitude" suited the painting title a little bit better...)

Rowing by the Pier 5x7 oil on canvas board
(Just pivoted my easel to the left and kept on a'going!)

Harbor Light 8x10 oil on canvas board
(Last painting of the morning, loved those back-lit clouds! Starting to get my groove back...)

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