Thursday, March 22, 2012

If you couldn't see the slideshow...

If you couldn't see the slideshow in my previous Blog post, open the email in your computer, not I-phone or Kindle, then click on Andrea Hazel Watercolors to go to the Blog and see the slideshow in this weeks post on the Blog.


 I visited the Manigault House when I was about 11 or 12 with my cousins, about 1960. The lady at the door snickered when we told her we were Joseph Manigault's descendents, but she let us in anyway, even though we didn't have enough money.
I wanted to take my grandson Nicholas, 12, to see the house where his 3rd great-father was born in 1841, so we visited last weekend, along with Allison, my daughter and my husband Frank.  Nick, a budding "history buff," thought the visit was totally cool.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Charleston Rainbow


8" x 24" - Oil on Canvas
Detail

This painting, still wet mind you, is a view along East Bay Street in Charleston in the Rainbow Row area.
I recently went to High Point, NC to a frame factory and had this frame custom cut for this oblong canvas. The image sat in my mind for quite a while before I bought the canvas and frame.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fielding's 100!

18" x 24" - Oil

Fielding Home for Funerals is a long standing institution in the Charleston Black community. We've all been there at one time or other - too many times for me.   I painted this to commemorate their 100 years of service.