Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Brigantine Wildlife Refuge


Late hours and early darkness have made it hard for me to get photos of this stuff. I finally made it out to the marshes to paint ( planning since July) This would be "plein air" number two. 8x10

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Angel Wings Two: Still in progress

One more from the Garden

Even though the growing season is over there's still many interesting things out there. Coleus 5x7

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Little Red Peppers and Crab Apples

I guess this is about near the end of the "Gifts of the Garden' series for 2007. 5x7 oil/panel

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monroe Avenue

It was just way too nice to sit inside and paint stilllifes yesterday. I tihnk this one falls into the "true" plein air catagory. 8x10 oil/panel

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Shell with Periwinkle Background

Further attempts to keep my brushstrokes to a minimum 5x7

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Back to the Painting board

Man it felt good to return to the oils today. Single hibiscus 5x7" and new work in progress....Angel Wings Two. 11" x 28".

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Artistic Legacy

My mother dug this painting out of the trash in my Father's garage. It's probably one of the first his dad (my grandfather) ever did. He did not start to paint until he was in his fifties. I think this one has a nice niave/outsider charm and I'm really glad to have it. I like the crude way he signed the C.Law, although I don't think you can see it in the photo. His name was Charlie...I'm the fourth Charles in line. Here also is another painting of my grandfather's...a later one when he was a bit more accomplished. His real talent was for working with wood. He made beautiful inlaid tables, lamps and carvings of birds. Here is a not so very good picture of the table I have in my living room.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


For those of you who check in regularly I just want to let you know that my father has been having some health problems and I've been spending my spare time at the hospital..hence the lack of paintings. He is being operated on tomorrow and hopefully he will be home and on the road to recovery by the middle of next week. So I expect to return to my normal schedual next Tuesday ( the 16th). I plan on doing lots of small paintings in preparation for my upcoming studio show December 2nd so please stay tuned.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Viking Two

I completed the large one today. Then had just enough time before the sun set to paint this little inkwell on some slate that sits on my porch. 5x7

Monday, October 01, 2007

Summer's Last Water Lily

A subject begging to be painted when I came home today. It was beautiful to sit outside and do this quick study...the flower was closing as I painted, not allowing for too much time or detail. Sorry for the bit of glare from the late afternoon sun, kindof removed the blue stripes.