Again this year, I am beginning the Twelve Days of Christmas painting marathon. It began yesterday with this small painting about Homecoming. This is a Red House, and to those who know my work, I paint this subject often. My ancestor, Ephraim Mikell (1773-1838) owned a plantation on Edisto Island called Red House and there still is a Red House Road which connects to Peters Point Road where the Mikell cousins continue care for the land. And hey! Red House could be a tribute too to the legendary Jimi Hendrix who does a pretty darn wonderful song called Red House.
To celebrate light in our lives and the sacred places that reflect the light, I will paint for twelve days, from December 9th to the eve of the Winter Solstice on December 21st, paint one small painting a day.They are 7″x 5″ gessoboard panels, and will ship three days after they are painted. All for sale. $99. free shipping, no tax. Email me here if you are interested in one! I do post on my Facebook pages and they usually sell quickly. This one did sell last night. Thank you to artist Betty Anglin Smith who purchased it. I will post earlier today however!
I was called to be an artist. And as an old old midwife said to me "If the Lord wants you to do something, you won't have no good luck' til you do." So, here I am, sharing what I love, longing to illuminate the work of art, which is everywhere.
Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”
So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.
My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.
very cool awesome entrepreurial idea Charlotte
Thank you, cousin Mike! Merry Christmas!
You are SO GIFTED! I love that you are doing this again. You give hope & love to all who see your work. Merry Christmas sweetheart.
Magnificent idea! Very mailable size, too. I just added “notifications” from you on FB.
Thanks Kim! Yay!
Beautiful piece, very unique.