Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Tybee Light

This is a painting of the Tybee lighthouse on Tybee Beach, a few miles from Savannah, Georgia. I captured this image at sunset, after a summer thunder storm.

Tellis Pharmacy

This beautiful old pharmacy is located on the south end of King Street in Charleston, S. C.  Originally, I intended to do an oil painting of this subject, but it seems to lend itself more to a lithograph because of the subtleness of the tones in the building. I couldn't achieve the bright colors needed in the incongruous neon lights with watercolor, so I punched them up with Prismacolor.  

Poppy Fields-2

This is the second of a pair of Poppy Fields. They are beautiful hung together.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Poppy Fields-1

This is one of two pieces of poppy fields from which I have made giclee's. By printing these on canvas and adding texture with a polymer jell medium, they are nearly undistinguishable from the originals. These fields were in the foothills of North Carolina, near Morganton.

Friday, July 25, 2008

King Street, Charleston

I was captivated by the detail in so many of the buildings in Charleston, S. C.  Here, I cropped off the bottom of the image to get rid of the automobiles and other modern distractions and draw your eye to detail in the architecture.

The Hatteras Light

This is taken from a black and white photograph I shot in 1993. I created this piece by making a digital lithograph and printing it on 300 lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper.
I then hand color the image using watercolors.  

White Calf

Painting "The Steeple Chase" was taking much longer than expected and I felt like I just needed to finish something.  I was able to finish this painting rather quickly because of it's simplicity. After this painting was done, I felt like diving back in to "The Steeple Chase".