Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Charleston, SC


"Charleston Waterfront Park, East Bay St" - oil - 8x10 - © Marc R. Hanson '09

It's really cold here again so I'm posting a memory from November of a beautiful warm day in Charleston, SC.
This is the only painting that I did while there for the New Orleans Show at Coleman Fine Art. Well, this one and the one that I painted in the park paint out that was auctioned for to benefit the Charleston Public School Arts programs. This one was on my own inbetween events.

18 comments:

rob ijbema said...

this one is shimmering
you are such a light catcher marc!

Edward Burton said...

BEAUTIFUL painting, Marc! So calm and peaceful.

Fawzan Barrage said...

Very nice work Marc. The composition, light and colours are thrilling. I love it.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Rob. "Light Catcher".. I like that. It's sort of like "Painter of Light" but probably wouldn't get me sued.

Thanks for your comments Rob.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Ed. Very cool place to paint.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Fawzan... I appreciate it. It was a nice light to paint, one that did sparkle. In fact, this is funny, one painter I know doesn't believe me that I didn't use "sparkle" paint, what ever that is? I think that they meant iridescent paint. Might be worth a try.
Thanks.

Jacki Newell said...

So beautiful. I love the way you painted the shaded side of the building against that sky. In a few days my husband and i are leaving our homestate of Nebraska and moving to Greenville, SC. I'm excited about all the new scenes to paint there.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Jacki. Wow! What a change that will be for you two. A warm one too!!! Nice. Good luck with the move and your 'new' subject matter. I love the color in the SE.

Solvay said...

I agree with rob ijbema - a light-catcher! What a great nickname!

Anonymous said...

Marc,
Received my Feb. Southwest Art magazine. You have a nice nocturnal painting included with the other artists.

Robin Roberts said...

I think i have mentioned this before, but once again, I like your use of purple in the shadow areas. It really makes a big difference. It is refreshing to see a nice sunny water-side painting. It seems like it is going to be awhile before we see that around here. Great work.

Anonymous said...

*comes out of lurking*

Hi Marc,

I still have(and treasure) the signed issue of "Plein Air" magazine you sent me in...2005!

One of these days I'm going to have to rustle up some dollars to buy one of your paintings before they get beyond my means. I've coveted your work for as long as I've seen it. lol

Speaking of "sparkle paint" you might like to try the "optical white" paint and other products found here... http://store.studioproducts.com/Paints-p-1-c-257.html

You wont find anything better anywhere.

Eugene aka the one time Chamelon ;)

Anonymous said...

Darn, spelt Chameleon wrong. lol

...serves me right being still up at close to 2am and on the net. ;-)


Eugene

redchair said...

Hello Fair Artist who paints such a beautiful water scene of Chaleston, S.C.

We have been watching you. We are artist also. At least that's what they call us. You may even know us. We'd like to invite you to a member of our very Private Club. We're very selective and only an elite few are welcome on our hallowed grounds. We pick you.

We even have a little 'chit chat' room just for the likes of you. It's rightfully called Dante's Pub. But when your enter BEWARE! You are entering the abyss of the artist mind! You may not find your way out.

You're welcome to watch from afar while drinking your brew or pull up a chair and join us for a little chat. Be sure and register and then log in. After all, this is a very private club. We don't allow just any wanderer in our midst.

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Farewell...until we hear from you,
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Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Anonymous... Thank you for stopping in and mentioning the SW Art feature. I just got mine a few days ago. They did a nice job.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Robin... Thanks. It is getting warmer, but not that warm! Good to hear from you. How's the painting coming along?

Marc R. Hanson said...

Eugene!!! There you are... Nice to hear from you, been some time.
Just to let you know, I'll email you too, I've removed the block.
For those wondering what we're talking about, I've been getting spammed here by a commercial shoe sales business. I've spent many late hours trashing their comments, an ad, on almost all of my blog posts. So I decided to eliminate the ability of anyone without a google account from posting. However, several of the posters don't want to have to sign on to google, I call them g'oops'le, I understand that. It can be a hassle.
Then I realized that the spammer has a goopsle account...oh well.

My Art World said...

What an amazing painting! Reminds me a little of Edward Hopper's style. It's really lovely.