Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Washington Street, Charleston, SC

Washington Street, Charleston, SC
Pencil and watercolor sketch of Washington Street in Charleston, SC. The house in the foreground is in pretty bad condition and is missing a good portion of its roof...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Char Reading
My youngest at bedtime reading for school.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Animals at Middleton Plantation

Sheep at Middleton Place
Sheep freely roam around and graze on the lawn.

A Cow at Middleton Place
A Cow and a chicken at Middleton Place. A couple of years ago we were visiting Middleton with our kids and they got the chance to milk this cow - our youngest stood a little too close to her head while my wife was getting them to pose next to the cow - apparently the cow didn't care for that much and knocked her down with her nuzzle...cue the barnyard drama...

Pretty hummingbird shot
My wife was in the right place at the right time - she was taking pictures in the butterfly garden when this hummingbird appeared - an incredible shot!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Middleton Plantation Rice Mill and Gators

Rice Mill at Middleton Plantation
Watercolor sketch from up on the terraced hill at Middleton Plantation looking down at the Rice Mill. Same structure as here and here. I'm really fond of that little mill for some reason...

Middleton Place Gators
My wife snapping photos of gators at the rice fields at Middleton Place - Alligators were everywhere.

Lurking baby gator
Here's my wife's shot.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Middleton Place Rice Fields

Recently my wife and I took a day off from work and headed over to Middleton Plantation. We got the kids off to school and arrived at Middleton shortly after it opened - it was great because the weather was perfect and there was hardly anyone else there at all. While I spent the morning walking around sketching my dear wife shot photos (she wanted to try out a new lens). So this week I'll be posting a few of her photos along with some of my sketches from our little trip.

Dave painting by the water
Walked around a bit and found a quiet spot

Dave and the workers
A couple of the groundskeepers quizzed me on what I was up to.

Middleton Place Rice Fields
Watercolor sketch of the rice fields.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Parking Lot

Parking Lot
Took a break from the excitement of cemeteries to draw a parking lot.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


One of my dear daughters using the laptop.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two Cemeteries

Charleston, SC
View towards Bethany Cemetery from Magnolia Cemetery.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sullivan's Island Water Tower

Sullivan's Island
Pencil & watercolor wash looking towards Sullivan's Island from Mount Pleasant.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Marsh View, Mount Pleasant

Marsh View, Mount Pleasant
Pen & Ink with a little watercolor wash. This is near Shem Creek looking toward Downtown Charleston.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009