Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Where I Live - Rhode Island

This painting was from a photo taken from my front porch.  I live on the Sakonnet River in Rhode Island, and I could just sit, mesmerized by the boats going back and forth.  The time of day is when the sun is sinking below Aquidneck Island (where Newport is), leaving the sky orangey-pink, my favorite time...
Kelley MacDonald

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Where I Live Challenge

Cloud Gate 
6 x 6 oil on panel

Well, this isn't exactly where I live. But I do consider myself in the Chicagoland area! This is Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in Chicago. Also known as the "Bean". I found this to be quite a challenge. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Where I Live Challenge

This is on our farm in Fairfield County, South Carolina.  My two girls grew up hunting here - deer, turkey and doves - and my husband cut and bailed coastal bermuda hay for many years.  There is a small pond and the grandchildren are learning to fish.  A lot of memories have been made here.  Betsy

Postcard from Hilton Head

Postcard from Hilton Head by Linda Nickles
12x12 Original Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

It's been so long since I posted an image here, I almost forgot how!  This is the famous lighthouse at HarbourTown, on Hilton Head Island -- it's where I live!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

JKo Lives Here

I moved to Kiawah permanently 5 years ago.  My children grew up here as this is where we had our "American" home while living overseas.  Here is a painting of the view off our back deck.  I call it "Back Forty".  My husband likes to pretend that the golf course in  the distance all belongs to him!

Monday, July 16, 2012

On my easel right now

I love posts of what is on your easel so I thought I would jump in with my latest...

My little ballerinas visited last weekend and I took lots of source photos!  I love this one of little Lucy sitting on the stairs all tuckered out from dancing.  I love her hand up on the rail and body position.

I have to fix her angled leg and then add in the darks and lights and really punch up that tutu...my favorite part.  It is a 16 x 20 on ray mar panel.  

Friday, July 13, 2012


Help - everytime I try to post a comment it says in red CHOOSE A PROFILE
What is up with that? I want to say everything looks great. Please help if you can. my new email is  dawnrhartigan@gmail.com

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where I Live!

Where I live
 12 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel

Not EXACTLY where I live...but close.  I must admit I came to this area kicking and screaming...  But after almost two decades I absolutely love living here.  There is so much to do and see...never a dull moment.  And the tourists do provide lots of sources and inspiration for my artwork!  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The painting that Maria posted for me two days ago is titled "The View from the Dock at Cinder Creek"  It is my answer to the challenge that the Hilton Head Gang put out recently.  It was painted en plein air on the island of Kiawah in South Carolina. I couldn't figure out how to post it, but thanks to Maria, I am now an official "blogger" !!I shall now post another view of Cinder Creek done just yesterday!  HHG member Judy Elias  This is titled "The Preserve"

Monday, July 9, 2012

"Where I Live" Posting

This is a 6 x 6 oil painting of the North Georgia Mountains. It was created as a commission for a couple who were transferred to Houston. They wanted a painting to remind them of the area. This scene is about 1 hour from where I live in Atlanta.

Chris Werst

Judy's latest painting

Painting done on Kiawah Island SC.   This was send to  me (Maria) by Judy to be posted.  I love it!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Spring .. in progress

I've started my second painting in the dream still life series. This one is spring. I need to get back to it because summer is slipping right through my fingers! The table will be turquoise and I used a really funky bright rug from the bathroom for the rug in this one. 30" x 30"