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Well, this was way too much fun to paint!  

And the Skies Wept
24”x 36”
Acrylic on canvas.  Ready to hang.

I started with molding paste, crackle paste and tissue paper to provide a textured background.  Then I added bits of cheesecloth and handmade paper and a very watered-down background of paint.  

My newest find:  water soluble chalks came next.  I love them!  Wet them before and they make striking colors; wet them after and they weep wonderful striations.  

Then came Acrylic inks, crayons, graphite pencils, markers.  

Finally it was time to PAINT!  

There are layers upon layers and with each, the name changed:  first, Mineral Deposits. Then Fissures. Then Lava Flow (Frank suggested that one).

But after I put the last bits of my Sennelier oil pastels on, I decided on And the Skies Wept.

Save the Date! Painted Furniture Auction and Gala

Painted Furniture Auction and Gala

Friday, June 1, 6-9pm

At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

To Benefit The Literacy Center and the Hilton Head Art League


Twenty pieces of fine hardwood furniture hand painted by Hilton Head artists will be silent auctioned.  Exhibition and bidding during the week (May 28-June 1, 10am-4pm) at the Arts Center and at the Gala.  

Tickets to the Gala are $10.  Enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, live music and hear the winning bids. 

Pictured above is “And They Called Her Wild Flower”, the bench painting I contributed to the auction.  I was inspired by the fields of wild flowers at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. 

Please come!

But, if you can’t make it, please stop by the Art Center (14 Shelter Cove Lane) during the last week of May and place a bid on any of the pieces that catch your fancy.  Or call in your bid to 843-681-5060.