Shem Creek Park, oil on canvas, floating, 32” x 83.5”
Mary Edna’s Floating World
18 Broad St, Charleston
Friday, May 6th 5-8pm opening during the Art Walk
Daily hours 10am-6pm
Concurrent with Spoleto Festival USA
Batiks on silk and large scale oils are installed in their atrium-like interior. Giclée prints, books and scarves are also available.
Installation at Jericho Arts with Celie Dailey
Batiks on silk at Jericho Arts (from left) Edisto V 42″ x 14″, Over the ACE 42″ x 14″, Supermoon 41″ x 14″, and Historic Charleston 42″ x 34″
Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) Reflections 9″ x 12″, Smolder 9″ x 12″, and assorted unframed paintings
“August” (sold) oil on panel, triptych, 22” x 30” at Jericho Arts
Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top left) Dreamscape 12” x 12”, Cypress Swamp 6″ x 30″, Interpretive (sold) 10″ x 20″ and (from top right) Vert 5″ x 7″, Congregation 10″ x 8″, Duo 7″ x 5″
Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from left) Morning Light 10″ x 10″, Rain Approaching 5″ x 7″ (top right), Little Edisto (sold) 5″ x 7″ (bottom right)
Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from left) Autumnal Equinox 8″ x 10″ (top), Enigmatic Atlantic 8″ x 10″ (bottom), Anamnesis 16″ x 20″, Lightsome 12″ x 12″ (top), From the Firetower I 12″ x 12″ (bottom), Changing Tide 8″ x 10″ (top) Through the Rain (sold) 8″ x 10″ (bottom)
“Goat Rock” oil on panel, 24” x 8” (left) and “Sprague Creek” (sold) oil on panel, framed, 24” x 8” (right) at Jericho Arts
Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) James Island Bank II 10″ x 8″, Edwards Ridge (sold) 4″ x 12″, Seven Sisters (sold) 4″ x 12″, and Supermoon 10″ x 8″ (bottom)
Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) My Front Yard (sold) 10.25” x 53″, Behind Shem Creek II 6″ x 30″ (left center), Behind Shem Creek I 6″ x 30″ (right center), Ann Lee’s Dock (sold) 8” x 24” (bottom left), From the Firetower II 8″ x 24″ (bottom center), and Fluorescent Evening 8″ x 24″ (bottom right)
Small plein air oil paintings on panel can be seen here, at the gallery on my website. These oils will be featured at Jericho Arts opening November 12, 2015 and are available as 6″ giclée prints.
On the way to Gunsight Pass
Sperry Glacier panorama
Plein air painting
Sperry Chalet staff
Mules bring in supplies
Loving the moment
After a strenuous hike through lush cedar and hemlock forests, I’m welcomed by the camaraderie of the staff at the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. Two of the more ambitious hikes in the backcountry are to the Continental Divide at Gunsight Pass and the Sperry Glacier Trail. The Great Northern Railway opened the chalet in 1914. No roads, electricity, or telephone made this the perfect place for an artist to work. You can only get in by horse or foot on an arduous trail. It was an honor to have been the artist-in-residence for two extraordinary weeks in August 2015. I’m in process of creating a book of photographs and oil paintings to document this wilderness experience. E-mail me if you’re interested in more information.
Lightsome, oil on panel, framed, 12″ x 12″
View the newest oil paintings in the studio: http://maryedna.com/works-for-sale/oils/
I’ve had several opportunities to paint with masterful artists on location outdoors, producing a series of oils inspired by nature. It is liberating to translate color knowledge from batik on silk to oils on canvas with the palette knife, my new favorite tool.
Sara Jane Reynolds painted with me on my father’s 80th birthday in a house we rented in McClellanville, SC. It even had a landing strip for the family Ercoupe. Karen Weihs, Judy Fuller and Judy Walters kindly took me under their wings in the Louisiana Bayou Cajun Country where Judy Fuller has a studio. Back in South Carolina we were joined by Hilarie Lambert and Ruth Heffron to paint on Sullivan’s Island. Each of these women gifted me with knowledge as we worked side by side.
Come to the studio anytime to see these new works.
My assistant, Timothy Pakron, sets up my easel and brushes and helps me clean up my messes.
He is an oil painter and has been helping me learn how to use this classic medium.
Monotypes are also done with oil but they are painted on plexiglass and then printed on paper.
It is refreshing to work on a new surface such as canvas and to capture the changing tide and light.
I have enjoyed working on these intimate paintings en plain air in my own backyard.
Eventually, I will work on museum scale aerial landscapes with oil on canvas.
My Exhibition is on display at 214 King Street.