AN EGRET FOR MEAGAN

Those of you who know me know that I like to paint BIG. If I could, this would be all I would do. HUGE birds on canvas, flying, preening, feathers blowing in the wind. I LOVE it. It is so freeing to work in a large scale. The brush strokes are entire sweeps of my arm..... and I make a big mess when I do it. And its ALLOWED:) I read something this week about doing what made you happy as a child as a sort of therapy.  I think it should be more than therapy. It should be part of our EVERY day. 

And since you are taking time to read my blog, I will share behind the scenes progress with you that I don't usually share. Here is the sketch... and inspirational colors from my client's home. Check back to this blog in the coming weeks to watch this all come together!  (Oh, and you are getting a sneak preview of the home renovations that have been keeping me busy too- Sea Salt walls and new whitewashed oak floors! Now I feel like we live at the coast!) 

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Holiday gifts...

I cannot tell you how honored and flattered and excited I am to have so many of my pieces being given as gifts at the holidays!!!  Mike, of Past to Present, has been custom building frames and the most recent light gray that was discovered under an ugly tan paint was exactly what I love about using reclaimed materials. This great blue heron on the Charleston nautical chart is a 24" x 30" in this beautiful gray frame. Sending it on its way today! Cut-off time for holiday orders is quickly approaching... so contact me today if I can create something special for you and yours... <3

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New frame options!!!

I am LOVING working with some local frame makers to really bring giclees of my work to life!

One of my goals in 2017 is making my work more accessible to young collectors- and this is one way to do so. These are awesome reclaimed wood frames that are hand built locally, on high quality giclees of my original paintings... 

Mike (Past to Present) has makes these awesome turquoise and dark gray frames for me... and the choices are constantly changing as he finds different painted wood and even dock and boardwalk wood. 

Vann of Salt Wood Company has also been building frames for some of my larger pieces, especially map originals, using reclaimed cypress and other woods adding a lime wash process that creates this awesome whitewash perfect for coastal Charleston... 

Today it begins...

Today will be the first day I paint in my new "studio". If you are in Charleston- you can come and watch me at Mount Pleasant Mall! I will be there from about 1:00-3:00... 


I am working on a few more 16" x 40" flamingos and pelicans for the upcoming Southeastern Wildlife Exposition! 
 

Studio Sessions!!! Watch me paint in my new studio...

I am so excited about my new "studio" space! I was feeling that ReDux was not working for me- the commute was too long and I was not using the space enough to warrant the expense... and I did not get to see many people- which is one of my main goals with a studio outside my home! 
So... I am going to start painting in my space at Mount Pleasant Mall! I will likely be there in the afternoons (1-5) weekdays starting next week... 

stay tuned here for a more specific schedule once I get set up!!!!