Saturday, February 15, 2014

Charleston Live Oak
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
 I met up with this majestic beauty living happily in a Charleston marsh. The name live oak comes from the fact that evergreen oaks remain green and 'live' throughout the winter when oaks are usually dormant.  These grand trees are widespread along the Atlantic coast from southern Virginia to Florida.
This mess could explain my absence of late.
I have been on a mission to paint nearly every room in my house.  I was tired of the 'dated' colors and  I wanted BRIGHTNESS.  I also needed to edit all the art on the walls. 
Who knew the laundry room would be so difficult?  I ended up repainting the entire room after 2 coats.  The color was so wrong that I could not live in the same house with it.  This is the new color (which is not photographing well).   I wanted the color of water on the walls.  The first color went turquoise!   No.  This new color is a very light green blue and we are going to be able to live in this house together. 


Finally, I mentioned editing the art on the walls.  This is one of my top 5 favorite wall pieces!  It was a gift from a very dear person and I could never part with it.  It hangs in the laundry room and makes me happy to be in there.  (This is quite an accomplishment as I loathe doing laundry.)  It is a simple metal piece with marbles for the cat's eyes.  So clever.