A Blue Moon for New Years 2010

The full moon this New Years Eve is a "rare blue moon".
About once every 20 years there are two full moons in in the month of December, thus the popular term - "Blue Moon".

For some strange reason lost in time, the term blue moon has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon, just it's timing in the night sky.
The next one won't appear until the year 2028.

On the event of this New Years Eve's Blue Moon, I'm posting a plein air painting I painted in the moonlight a while back to bring in the New Year 2010.

"Moonlight on Church St."
Dry media on paper
18" x 12"

"Christmas Treats" A Pastel Painting by Katherine M Schneider

The upcoming holidays are a time of exciting sights, sounds, and tastes some of which I have pictured in my pastel painting "Christmas Treats".

As we start the annual whirl of activity for this time of year, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.

"Christmas Treats"
Pastel on paper
8"x 10" unframed
11.5"x 13.5" gold framed under glass
Price: $250.00

Paintings of Katherine Schneider on Exhibit at Roper Hospital through January 2010

Art Exhibition News Release:
Katherine Schneider is a featured artist in the Roper Hospital rotating gallery exhibit.
Kay's paintings are hanging in the new admitting hallway near the front entrance.

"Plantation Smoke House" is one of 18 works on exhibit November 11, 2009 - January 30, 1010 at Roper Hospital 316 Calhoun St. Charleston SC.

White Point Gardens Bandstand Restoration Nearing Completion 12.09

I've been asked to post information about the progress of the White Point Gardens bandstand restoration by a reader in England. This is what I saw when I visited the park last week (Nov. 09).

The bandstand foundation has been completed. It supports a lower floor with 5 steps on the east and west sides. Support footings are in place to install the restored original cast iron columns and cornice. Here's a link to a post on the cast iron restoration.

The roof remains suspended waiting to be lowered into place.

Restoration of the bandstand should be completed in January 2010.

Here's a link to earlier posts about the project and White Point Gardens.

And here's a link to photo's of the completed renovation of the Bandstand in White Point Gardens in April 2010.