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.