Friday, November 30, 2007

The Red Horse Inn

I'm eeking in one post for November!

One of the things I did this month was to visit the Red Horse Inn in Landrum, SC to paint. This is just a small study for a larger painting.

If you are looking for a beautiful place to get away you have to check this place out. The owners, Roger and Mary were kind enough to let me set up my easel. The colors were peaking. Roger and Mary run a first class property here.

Friday, October 26, 2007

We Live Here Now

The Hub-Bub artists, Arielle and Rachel are living downtown for 5 days in a store front on 100 E. Main Street. Their goal is to promote downtown and its small but growing art scene, and to highlight in a unique way what it would be like to live downtown. They are calling the project "We Live Here Now."
I dropped by today to sketch art in the making! Arielle and Rachel are two of four artist participating in the Artists-in-Residence program run by Hub-Bub. Hub-Bub has some great things happening.
Now that "I live here now" it is things like this that has me encourgaged that great things are happening in my old town.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Many Balls to Juggle!

No that isn't a paint brush in my hand.....
Been a while since I've posted a new entry. Still getting use to the additional balls to juggle (website redesign, and blogs) in the arena of promoting my artwork.
Alot has been going on since my last post. The Chapman Cultural Center has officially opened! The City is blessed to has such a wonderful new venue. Check it out! (See my links.)
My watercolor (see the post below) was juried into the SC Watermedia Society Show which is the first show to be in the new Art Museum at the The Chapman Cultural Center. I was honored to get in. My painting is really a humble sketch.
Just getting back from a trip to Boston. What a great City! I was totally inspired and am back home ready to paint some of the sights and people I saw.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Away from Home

This Christmas I had the wonderful opportunity to visit St. John US Virgin Islands. This watercolor sketch is at the Ferry landing where you have to catch a Ferry to St. Thomas where the airport is. I took alot of really colorful pictures. The terrain there is super mountainous - homes are built on the edges and side of the mountains. Most of the Island is a National Park. Paradise......

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Walking Downtown

When I left Spartanburg 30 years ago I was ready to get out of town to see what was out there. Never thought I'd be back here again. As I visit my old haunts my heart feels full. This was a great place to grow up and I have many great memories living here.

This drawing is on the corner of Liberty Street and Broad. On the opposite side of this wall/building is Main Street. The downtown area is undergoing a wonderful metamorphosis. Old closed shops are becoming retail and residential spaces. A new multi-million dollar Chapman Cultural Arts Center is scheduled to open this Fall, WOW. Feels good to be home.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Settling In... Homecoming

Well... after many life changes I'm beginning to settle in.

Been awhile since I've posted anything because of all the changes, but I'm creating new work and will be posting it on a more frequent basis.

This fellow was at a park down the street where I grew up. I've called it "3 Amigos". My dog was one of my best friends growing up! I created it with soft pastels. I draw with pastels, but I guess generally it is called pastel painting.