Monday, October 21, 2013

Blake Street Tenement

30"x 40" - Oil on Canvas

This is a new piece that I submitted for the Lowcountry Artist of the Year Retrospective Exhibit, now showing at the City Gallery at Waterfront Part, 34 Prioleau St, Charleston.  The Gallery sits right behind the famous Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park.  This show is to honor this year's Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year, Charles Williams, a talented young artist from Georgetown.  All the past winners since 2004 of this generous and prestigious prize are also included in the exhibit and the museum is full with all our work. (I won it in 2011.)  The exhibit will be open through Sunday, October 27. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m

This is larger than my usual painting size, but I liked doing it so much that I have started another for this series. I like the abstract elements in this realistic rendering of an abandoned tenement house on Charleston's East Side. Perhaps if I paint more of them, another venue or exhibit or even sales will come.

PS - My 2014 Calendar of Charleston Paintings will available soon...look for a post about it.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Where is this?

Watercolor - 14" x 20"

SO... Where in the Carolina Lowcountry is this???  Take a Guess!!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An Invite!!

"Please join Coastal Community Foundation for a reception and exhibit featuring works by the 2013 Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year,  Charles Williams, and by winners of the past decade." (including myself).
Hope to see you this Friday Evening, October 18, 5:00-7:00 pm at the City Gallery 
at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street,  right behind the Pineapple Fountain.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Garden of Dreams" Art Competition

"Living Witness"  -   12"x16" watercolor

Yay!! Found out yesterday that this painting has been selected into the 2013 Garden of Dreams Exhibition. This is the first year for this exhibition, which has been advertised nationally in The Artist Magazine. The show will be at the Charleston Visitor Center Nov 10-17, then at Magnolia Plantation Nov 18-21.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Reliable, Maryville, SC

12" x 16" - watercolor

This store stands on Magnolia Road at Fifth Ave in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC.  The area is also known at Maryville, a historically Black town.  Click here for a link to a story about it's history.  The building has recently been reopened as a convenience store.