I am SO excited to be a part of SEWE again. I have so many new pieces I created over the last month and a half since the holiday madness ended. The quiet of winter often brings new inspiration and experimentation. I have been focusing a lot on large scale canvas paintings- and I have a few new obsessions that will become apparent when you see the new work.
First, I love the combination of teal and red (cardinals painting). Second, I am in love with the new piano frames built by my friend Jimmy ( Old Like New). His "quilt" frames incorporate the dusty blue color of Charleston historic homes, driftwood from the beach, and the beautiful hardwood colors of pianos that have been deconstructed and given new life.
These frames perfectly compliment paintings like my redfish and seaturtle, and you will be seeing continuing series of these on glass. The third thing I am fixated on are birds in motion- turned upside down and preening, or in awkward flight- and these will be the focus of a new series I will release April 1.
So, if you are in Charleston, please stop by the Mills House Hotel (Friday and Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5) to see these new "obsessions"- or you can check them out in my shop online:) Stay tuned because I am painting almost every night and you never know what will be on the easel in the morning.
Here is the surprise of this week: A Black Bear- over a 3D relief map of the mountains, in one of the beautiful Jimmy frames I described: