Thursday, May 28, 2009


I spent some time today adding some color to the soldier, and I have to say, I really like it. Something about how he is just a shade lighter than the background, and how he fades out a bit around the edges makes him interesting, and yet she is still the focus. And, how could she not be with that dress on!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Arts on the Alley

I had a great time at Arts on the Alley in Seneca this weekend. The weather was actually pretty good, and it only rained a bit on Saturday. I was also pretty excited to be named Best in Show for one of my new vintage ad pieces, "Yes, I'll Take One" (the red piece in the corner of the top photograph). You can read about it in this article in the Anderson Independent News. Thanks to all who came out, and to all the wonderful people I met!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Another not quite finished piece, but I love how the girl turned out, especially how bright she is compared to the brown paper. I am not sure what to do with the soldier yet
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Monday, May 18, 2009

I started this piece at the end of last week. It doesn't quite feel finished, but I love the direction it is heading. It is interesting how the neutral ground of the paper really makes the colors stand out. I also love thinking about what these gals are saying at this moment!

If you will be in the Seneca area this weekend, I will be participating in Arts on the Alley, an outdoor art festival on Ram Cat Alley in downtown Seneca, SC. The festival runs all day Friday and Saturday. Hope to see you there!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"One Final Adjustment"

I realized that it has been several weeks since I have actually done a "daily painting." But I have been so excited by the larger pieces I have been working on, and the commissions are starting to pile up. This is the last of the pieces in my "Modern Conveniences" series (at least for the moment). I know it isn't an appliance ad, but pantyhose are somewhat of a modern convenience, right? I have been debating whether or not the background of this one is done. I wanted to leave it a little sketchy and ambiguous, but I also don't want the guy in the mirror to look like he is just lurking in the background, watching her dress. I love the figure of the woman, though.

I just started planning a new series of paintings. It is going to be a fairly long term project. I will still be doing the vintage 40's and 50's look, but I want to create my own photos to paint from, rather than relying on existing images. The whole thing will take a lot of planning on my part, but it will involve several vintage dealers in the Greenville area. Plus, if you have ever wanted to be a model, or feel that you were born to be a 50's housewife, this is your chance! More details will come later.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This is a commission piece that I did last week for a 1 year anniversary. I waited until now to post it so that I wouldn't ruin the suprise. Congratulations Cristin and Allen!
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Open House Tonight!

Open house tonight at Emily Clarke Studio's new location at Art Crossing on the Riverfront. 6-9pm. Hope to see you there!