St Philip's< Charleton, SC 16x20
Waterway Islands, afternoon sun 24x48 $1,500
Palmetto Lookout diptych 5x10 $500
I and Thou, Private Collection
High Tide, Palmetto Plantation 8x12 $750
Waterway study 4x6 $350
From St Micheal's Steeple 11x14 $700
Waterway
Plucked and Puckering $750
Palmetto Island Lookout 12x16 $450
Wine and Torn Bread Private collection
Bread and Wine with Gethsemane Collection Church Creek Presbyterian
Study for Charleston Landscape, charcoal on paper
Fish and Loaves with Genesaret Private collection
Apple, Charcoal on toned paper
one hour waterway painting, 8x12
Wine and Bread, Charcoal on toned paper
St Philips Gate, charcoal on paper

     A landscape or still life is relaxing because it can be taken at face value, as only what it immediately depicts, and so is less demanding on the viewer as well as the artist. Though it does suggest a story, the narrative aspect is somewhat passive.

    It can be pleasing to the eye and nothing more, but there is always the possibility that some subtle meaning might lie in the arrangement of its parts.

    In this way work like this can be "read" just as any narrative work of art can; with the assumption that anything included by the artist has been put there for a purpose beyond its aesthetic nature. The question then becomes "why?" and that is when art comes alive and when the viewer truly engages the work. 

 

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