A new painting of St. Michael's Church by Charleston Artist Katherine Schneider

I enjoyed painting historic St. Michael's Church in the early morning sun as the bells from the steeple chimed the time as they have for centuries.

St. Michael's Church, situated at the "Four Corners of Law" in Charleston, is the oldest church building in the city. Both President George Washington in 1791 and General Robert E. Lee in 1861 attended worship services at St. Michael's during visits to the city. Although the entire steeple sank 8" as a result of the earthquake 1886, the steeple clock remains the oldest functioning colonial tower clock in the country.

"When Morning Gilds the Skies - St. Michael's Church Charleston"
Oil on panel
11"x14" unframed
Price: $475.00
When the painting was on view at a recent exhibit, a comment was made that "angels" could be seen in the brushwork of sky above the church. What a wonderful impression to be seen in a painting of a church building that has withstood wars, fire, earthquakes and  hurricanes throughout it's long history in this city by the sea.

Katherine Schneider Exhibits at the Oil Painters of America Charleston Paint Out 2011

43 painters including Charleston artist Katherine M. Schneider enjoyed beautiful weather as they gathered in historic Charleston, SC for the 2011 Oil Painters of America (OPA) Paint Out Saturday.

View of St. Michael's Church, Charleston
by OPA member Katherine Schneider
The artists chose to paint at a wide variety of locations in downtown Charleston ranging from historic churches such as St Michael's Church painted by OPA member Katherine Schneider to harbor vistas, historic homes and waterfront parks.

OPA member John Hulsey and his wife Ann traveled from Kansas to participate in the Charleston  paint out.

As the artists completed their plein air works, the paintings were delivered to Lambert Gray Gallery where they were hung for the evening Exhibition and Reception.

Oil Painters of America "Great American Paint Out 2011" Charleston, SC

Oil Painters of America (OPA) artist members and guests will be painting "en plein air" (on location) in historic downtown Charleston from 10:00 - 4:00 Saturday November 12, as part of the 2011 Oil Painters of America "Great American Paint Out".

This year's event in Charleston is being organized by OPA members Sally Reynolds and Hilarie Lambert and is hosted by Lambert Gray Gallery and Studios 54 Broad St. Charleston SC. A reception will follow at the gallery 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

Several artists including Katherine Schneider will be painting along historic Broad Street during the morning and afternoon and welcome visitors to stop by and see what's on their easels.

OPA member Katherine Schneider paints en plein air (in open air) in historic Charleston ,SC