Thursday, April 26, 2007


EDISTO SALT MARSH 11 x 14, soft pastel on prepared gatorfoam board
The salt marshes are tinted orange and gold in the mornings. The tide was in which made a beautiful contrast with the orange grasses. This location is directly across from the Old Post Office on Edisto Island.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


I was a member of a group of plein air artists who visited Edisto Island this past week. The first day was too windy and cold to paint. The second day was perfect and I painted the above painting on the beach of Marsh Point. This painting brings back memories of the smell of the ocean, grasses blowing in the wind and schools of dolphins swimming along the shore. I painted this 11" x 14" painting on gatorfoam board tinted peach and coated with pumice gel. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Homemade Pumice Boards

We learned how to make homemade pumice boards in class on Tuesday. They can be used in place of Wallis sanded paper. In the photo you can see I have tinted several boards red, orange, yellow and purple. I am making these in preparation for my painting trip to Edisto Island April 15th.