Isle of Palms art sale preview

by | Jul 26, 2021 | Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting | 9 comments

I was planning on having this art sale back in June and I was planning on adding a lot more paintings to it, but…  I had too many other things to work on.  For those who ask how I balance it all?  Well, sometimes things don’t get finished the way I want them to or when I want them to.  But, I didn’t want to put off this art sale any longer, so I finally added it to the calendar!  The art sale will go live this Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 10:00 am CST.  You can shop the sale HERE or by selecting “original art” under the “shop” tab on the navbar.

There is a bit of a creative clearing that happens for me when I sell the paintings collecting in my studio.  There is both a release and a press of the reset button that signals to me it’s time to fill up the drying shelves again with new paintings, so I had better get back to the easel!

I actually have been doing a lot of painting, but I’ve primarily been painting commissions for private and commercial clients and practicing to increase my skills in my sketchbooks.  I am really feeling my oil paints beckoning, though, and I’m excited about working on another series.

Most of the paintings in this next art sale were painted while I was visiting Isle of Palms and Charleston, SC, but I also painted a few when I got back.  (You can read more about that trip HERE.)

This first painting is one that I painted when I got back because I was itching to paint a great sailboat and I never not a good picture of one while at the beach.

original oil painting | blue nose II schooner | miss mustard seed

This is the Blue Nose II in Nova Scotia, based on a photo taken by my friend, John Batten.

original oil painting | blue nose II schooner | miss mustard seed

Original oil on 12 x 16 gesso board – $400

This is a study of the view up the Isle of Palms beach…

original oil painting | Isle of Palms | miss mustard seed

original oil on 5 x 7 linen panel – $75

This was painted from the vantage of the walkway out to the beach…

original oil painting | Isle of Palms | miss mustard seed

Original oil on 5 x 7 linen panel – $75

This is painted from that same view when a storm was rolling in…

original oil painting | Isle of Palms | miss mustard seed

original oil on 6 x 8 paper mounted on board – $100

This was painted from a picture taken when my mom and I were out shelling in the morning…

original oil painting | Isle of Palms | miss mustard seed

Original oil on 6 x 8 paper mounted on board – $100

This is a study I did that was loosely based on the Johan Barthard Jongkind painting On the Beach at Sainte-Adresse, 1862…

original oil painting | Jongkind study | miss mustard seed

original oil on 5 x 7 linen panel – $75

Study of the beach and sea at Isle of Palms…

original oil painting | Isle of Palms | miss mustard seed

original oil on 5 x 7 oil paper – $55

These are a few cloud/sailboat studies I did when I got home.  We did see a few sailboats on the horizon during our trip, but we didn’t have clouds that were quite this impressive!

original oil painting | Isle of Palms | miss mustard seed

original oil painting | Isle of Palms | miss mustard seed

Original oil 4 x 6 oil paper – $90/pair

original oil painting | sailboat and clouds | miss mustard seed original oil painting | sailboat and clouds | miss mustard seed

Original oil on 5 x 7 oil paper – $100/pair

The cat hair below is on the scanner, not the painting!  Oh, life with our furry friends.)

original oil painting | sailboat and clouds | miss mustard seed

original oil on 5 x 7 oil paper – $55

Painting of one of the beautiful old homes in Charleston, SC…

original oil painting | Charleston SC | miss mustard seed

Original oil on 8 x 10 canvas board – $200

These next two are little studies of other homes in Charleston…  (The scanner was a little dirty when I scanned these, but the paper board is clean!)

original oil painting | Charleston SC | miss mustard seed

original oil painting | Charleston SC | miss mustard seed

original oil on 4 x 6 oil paper – $110/pair

I painted this series of oyster shells when I got home and I love how these turned out!  I hope to do more of these as well as of some of the whelks I collected…

original oil painting | oyster shell | miss mustard seed

original oil painting | oyster shell | miss mustard seed original oil painting | oyster shell | miss mustard seed original oil painting | oyster shell | miss mustard seed

original oil on 4 x 6 oil paper – $90/ for each pair

This is just an extra little landscape hanging around the studio that I’m going to tuck into this sale…

original oil painting | field and clouds | miss mustard seed

original oil on 4 x 6 oil paper – $45

I had such a fun time gathering inspiration on my trip and I still have so many more pictures to paint!  I hope I’ll have some time to do that one of these days…

The sale will go live HERE at 10:00 am CST on Thursday, July 29, 2021.  We’ve had some technical kinks during our sales in the past, but I think everything is all ironed out now!  I am hoping so!  Let me know if you have any questions before the sale…

9 Comments

  1. Kriss

    Oh how exciting! My birthday is Friday and I’d be thrilled to purchase something. I tried with another sale but wasn’t able to because of computer/technical issues. I love your art and have really enjoyed your tutorials!

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  2. Lydia Langston

    They are all lovely.

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  3. Carol Sapp

    I’m familiar with a lot of artists, having been an art teacher, but you always surprise me with a “new” find! Is there a book you recommend on Jongkind?
    Your paintings are lovely!

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    • Marian Parsons

      I had never heard of him, either! That’s become one of my favorite things when I’m reading books is finding new-to-me artists who aren’t as well known. I found his work in a book called Impressionists by the Sea. I took it with me on my beach trip for obvious reasons!

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  4. Karen B.

    Your work is wonderful. I am so thrilled with the print I purchased from Society6 of your painting of the schooner.
    I hope to buy one of your oil paintings someday.
    Karen

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  5. Michelle O

    Are you going to put any prints of the Charleston Study on Society6? I would a copy, but can’t afford a painting.

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  6. Vicki

    These are so beautiful! My daughter used to live in Mt. Pleasant and went to the Isle of Palms all the time. She took annual photos of her children in front of the dunes and sea oats. I’m thinking I might try for Charleston house or a study of the dunes. I love the last little one that you threw in!

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  7. Jacqui

    These are so lovely. I bought your ship from Society 6 recently and it arrived in Australia within a week of ordering. I was so thrilled. My teenager bought it for my birthday and I love how we’ve it styled on a bookshelf. Im also very grateful for your honesty in your art journey and I am now becoming braver and more consistent with my art thanks to your encouragement:-))

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  8. monique odman

    I like your clouds best, you are the queen of cloudy skies.

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