I painted this for my cousins, who are having their family reunion here in Charleston this weekend. They are the descendents of Philippe Stanislaus Noisette who developed this rose in the early 1800's. Philippe was a botanist from Paris who was sent to Haiti by the French government to gather seeds and plants from America for development in France. See the news article for more info at this link. http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/aug/22/noisette_family_gather51651/
Prints and notecards of this painting are available at my online store.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Here is a pair of Weesie's Teacups. This is the third in the series. I loved the iridescence inside the cups. I have the teacup images as notecards in assorted sets of four available in my on-line store ...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This is a second in my Weesie's Teacup series. The placemat was given to me by my Aunt Martha, as she was getting her house closed and preparing to move to New York State with her daughter.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
My cousin Weesie had a collection of teacups. After she passed away a few years ago, her daughters offered me a chance to select from some of Weesie's things, and I chose her teacups. My intention was to do a series of paintings of them. This is the first I did in a series of four called "Weesie's Teacups".
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I painted this in honor of my Daddy, who passed away 30 years ago this August. It is based on the statue of a sailor at the National Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. I took a photo of it last November when I was in Washington. Oddly enough, I recently discovered that there is a copy of the statue at the new Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, on the former Charleston Naval Shipyard. I also used photos of Daddy so this would look more like him.