Monday, October 4, 2010

Storm Over Morris Island Lighthouse

A couple of views of the Morris Island Lighthouse from last weeks' storm

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Power Pole Obsession

My ongoing obsession with powerpoles and overgrowth. This is from a desolate industrial area near the Ashley River. There is beauty even in ugly...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Evening Nap

Just before the end of summer vacation for the girls - looked over and found my daughter catching a nap after dinner...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Castle Pinkney from Hog Island

A little pen & ink drawing from a sketch. I laid a brown toned wash first and then laid the line work with ye olde Speedball nibs.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Citadel from Charlestowne Landing

We took a little day trip to Charlestowne Landing last weekend - it was a tad hottish and overcast, but we had a great time anyways. I aimed to do a lot of drawing - I'm on a pen & ink kick, but the heat & sun got the best of me. The girls each brought a friend and had fun doing the goofy things that girls do. My talented photographer wife took some awesome photos of everyone perched in a huge oak tree.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Under the Ravenel Bridge

This is from the Charleston side of the bridge looking north.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have been a sorry excuse for a blogger lately - too lazy to scan and upload, but tonight I mustered up the motivation and have a load of new things to post...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Barge on the Ashley River

I've somehow gotten terribly behind in posting - time just gets away from you sometimes, I guess.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Scrub Brush and Marsh

Small plein aire watercolor (9"x5.5") done over a couple of days at Magnolia Cemetery.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Alhambra Hall

From under a shady spot at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cooper River

This view is from the Mount Pleasant Visitor Center.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Small Building at Magnolia Cemetery

Pen & Ink sketch from Magnolia Cemetery. This is what I jokingly refer to as the Guest Relations Office. I think it actually houses some historical info.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Marsh View at Magnolia Cemetery

Little lunchtime sketch sans the refinery tanks in the background - no time for details some days.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

COPA Paint-Out at James Island County Park

A little 9x12 watercolor from this past weekend. Attended a paint-out at James Island County Park with the nice folks of the Charleston Outdoor Painters Association. The weather was beautiful - a little windy. Found a nice spot near the fishing dock off the beaten path on the edge of the mushy marsh. Great way to kick off a Saturday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Magnolia Gardens, Ashley River

Took a trip out to Magnolia Gardens a couple of weeks ago with my photographer wife. The weather was beautiful - it was warmish but slightly chilly towards the end of the day. I felt a little rushed and wasn't really at my best - this little sketch ended up being the only one that was "post-worthy".

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Charleston Harbor

Ventured out in the cold, windy weather to old Hog-Island at Patriot's point in Mount Pleasant. There is a small lookout there with a nice view of Charleston Harbor. A slight mess, but great fun painting...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Red Scarf

Small portrait of my youngest daughter (with purple sticky-note thumbnail sketch).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Citadel

Another lunchtime sketch from the Citadel Military College. This is a view of the Padgett-Thomas Barracks across Summerall Field.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Downtown Charleston, Across the Cooper River

A view across the harbor from Patriot's Point in Mount Pleasant. Cloudy and cold - it snowed three days later, a rarity in this area.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Colonial Lake, Downtown Charleston

Sat in my car and captured this view across Colonial Lake.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Portrait of Anna

A Watercolor portrait of my daughter.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ashley River

A view of the Ashley river taken from Brittlebank Park in Downtown Charleston.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Evening Technology

When homework is done and the house quiets down for the night, we get to have our turn at the computers...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Colonial Lake - Downtown Charleston

A view across Colonial Lake (which is really just a detention pond, I think) - got a little messy with the watercolors, but I think I like the bolder colors.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Downtown Charleston - Washington Street

A little lunchtime sketching from Downtown Charleston on Washington Street.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Citadel - Parade Grounds

A quick sketch from the parade grounds at The Citadel Military College.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cooper River Bridge

This is a view of the Cooper River Bridge from Downtown Charleston on Morrisson Drive.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Refinery Tanks - Final

In an effort to purge 2009's sketches here are the last Refinery tanks you will have to look at (at least for a while).