Friday, October 5, 2012

"Studying"


8x10

Oil on Masonite


This little girl is from Singapore. I chose to paint her from a selection of pictures from a "painting  challenge" by  Regula Scheifele featured on our Hilton Head blog.  Regula lived in Singapore for several months and created a blog of that experience.  All of the Hilton Head members could pick from all her posted pictures and paint whichever one we so desired.  I loved this little girl and the look on her face seems to say, "Why are you taking a picture of me?" You can visit Regula's blog by clicking on her name. I have two more that I want to do.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Field of Plenty"


8x6

oil on masonite
Sold

Loved this picture that a friend of mine took.  The late afternoon sun made the hair warm on the  side facing the sun.  It is interesting how the shadow side is so cool.  Her skin is fair anyway so it made the shadow side of the skin especially light and almost white.  There were other pictures of her running through the field.  I might paint them one day.  She was having fun to say the least.

Friday, August 31, 2012

"Just Over the Hilltop"


6x8

Oil on Masonite

I liked this one because the clouds look they are actually touching the top of the hill. Little Mollie was good enough to pose for me on this bright and  b-e-a-t-i-f-u-l day. She loved getting all dressed up to go out on the "mountain".  To her, it was no hill!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Just a Wave'n"


6x8

oil on masonite

This is the third painting in the series "all about the dress".  Put a dress on a little girl, put her on the beach, and it is an automatic "raise the dress and flap it"!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Walk this way"


8 x 10
Sold
oil on masonite


This painting was painted for a very special veterinarian. These are her dogs. Her friend and colleague is my vet. She took this picture and commissioned this for her friend. I don't know if these are rescued dogs or not but the one in the middle is missing an eye.  Their office is full of cats that roam and greet all that come in...of course some of them give the "look" instead.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Put Your Little Foot"



6x8
oil on masonite

There are pictures that are just amazing.  Pictures you hardly ever see.  They are little girls in beautiful dresses...outside. I have painted a few and I think I will make a series entitled :  "All about the dress" 

 More to come!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Two More Hilton Head Gang Mugs


Mug Portrait No. 4


6x6
oil on masonite
nfs

Nancy "The Guardian" Darling so named because of her help with rescue dogs.  She often travels with a large pack of dogs which hampers her ability to shoot but that does not prevent her from trying.  She uses the dogs to attract unsuspecting subjects then while they are being distracted...she shoots their photos.  It is a devious but very effective plan. I hear she and her pack will be heading up to Alaska to participate in the Iditarod...that may be a false lead...be on the lookout...




Mug Portrait No. 3

6x6
oil on masonite
nfs

Betsy "Eagle Eye" Stevenson deceptively innocent looking. She is a frequent world traveler who has been known to shoot in Italy and France as well as through the United States. Along with being an expert shot our sources say she may well just set up an easel and capture images on site. Beware of easels in the field...easels on the beach...beware!


Mug descriptions by: Maria Hock