Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Summer Snowballs"

40"x30" - Oil

Yesterday I delivered 30 paintings to be on exhibit at the Coastal Community Foundation through the end of the year.  They will mostly reflect my personal view of the Charleston of my youth, some older paintings and some new - some watercolors, some oils.  The main piece is "Summer Snowballs", based on summer evening visits with my Daddy to my Uncle Henry's all-night shop on Smith Street.  He sold the best "Snowballs" - snow cones of crushed ice and tasty sweet syrups in various flavors.  His shop would light up Smith Street.  Here is a 1930's photo of Henry Middleton Manigault, (1888-1966).

My models for the painting were Nicholas Roper, 11, my grandson, and Maggie Hazel, 4, my niece.  Maggie served as the model both both little girls in the painting.  They represent me and my sister, Deda. Here they are at their modeling jobs outside the old store building.

The opening reception is this coming Friday, Oct 14, 5:00-7:00 at the Coastal Community Foundation, 635 Rutledge Ave at Huger St.  Come by if you're in town.  Here's a link to a story in CharlestonCurrents.com about the award !  (Click, then scroll down the page.)

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