Thursday, October 29, 2009

A free, family fun alternative to Halloween

Starry Night on the Reedy

Music from Paris
Food from Giverny
Children’s Attractions
Art from Vincent and
the artists of Art Crossing

Saturday - 10/31/09 - 7 to 10 pm
RiverPlace in The West End
Greenville, SC

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Hello friends! If you haven't been over to my vintage blog to see photos from Oil and Rouge, click over there now to see all the amazing fun we had!

So, after a brief rest over the weekend, it was back to work this week. I spent much of Monday and Tuesday rearranging the studio, making room for some of the Oil and Rouge pieces on the big wall of art. Plus, I am in the process of redoing my website. Be on the lookout for the launch of the new in the coming week!

Plus, this Saturday the artists of Art Crossing are hosing Starry Night, a family friendly alternative to Halloween, featuring art, music, food and drinks. Check out our Facebook page for more details. And, to top it all off, next weekend is the anual Open Studios!

But, I have managed to get a little painting in among all this work. This piece is from a great photograph of my grandparents and my mom standing by their front porch. I hope to do many more of these little paintings, all framed in various old frames, to create a huge wall of old family photos.

8"x 10"
Oil on Matboard
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Oil and Rouge: A Vintage Affair Tonight!

Emily Clarke Studio and Shantel Lowe the Make Up Artist invite you to a night of vintage fun! Don your zoot suit and wiggle skirts, break out your wingtip shoes and red lipstick and join us cats for a fun filled evening from days gone by!

Original oil paintings by Emily Clarke
Hair and Make up by Shantel Lowe
Photography by Keith J. Carson
Clothes by Threads in Time Vintage Clothing
Jewelry by Blue Moss
Music by Upstate Swing Dance
Food by Brick Street Cafe
Raffles for great prizes and more!

Oil and Rouge: A Vintage Affair
Friday, October 23, 2009
Art & Light Gallery
1211 Pendleton St.
Greenville, SC 29611

Want more information or need some vintage inspiration, check out the Oil and Rouge blog,, or become our fan on Facebook.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Want a sneak peek?

Want a sneak peek of tomorrow's vintage affair? Click over to my vintage blog,, and check out the photos!


I haven't painted a nude in a number of years, but a patron recently requested one, so I returned to the subject. I have been experimenting with underpainting, and I love the way the orange of the background plays off of the skin tones, and peeks through the areas of white. Overall, I think it is a very successful painting!
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Wispering Love

12"x 12"
Oil on Canvas

I know it looks like it, but this is not a piece for Friday's Oil and Rouge show. Instead, it is for the Open Studios show at the Metropolitan Arts Council. All the artists involved in Open Studios on November 7 & 8 contribute a 12"x 12" piece to be displayed at MAC. It is a great way to check out all 124 Open Studios artists in one location.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Hello friends! Sorry about the complete lack of posts recently! I spent the past week in Texas visiting my baby sister, and all the rest of my time has been split between commissions and preparations for next week's Oil and Rouge show. But, I have lots of exciting things in the works that I can't wait to share. Thanks for sticking around!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Trillium Fair

Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend! Plus, it didn't rain!
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