"The Dolphing Watchers" an oil painting by Katherine M. Schneider

Few creatures in the ocean inspire as much pleasure and excitement as dolphins. My painting, " The Dolphin Watchers" captures a moment when three women on the beach near Fort Moultrie spot wild dolphins in Charleston Harbor.

As they shield their eyes from the afternoon sun, one girl points to the spot she's just seen the dolphins surface, another strains to see these beautiful, playful creatures, as a third tries to capture the memorable moment with her camera. The energy and excitement of their encounter with the dolphins is conveyed in my painting by their body positions and the use of  bright colors in the summer sunshine.  

"The Dolphin Watchers"
Oil on canvas panel
10" x 10"

"Twilight Moon Rising" An Oil Painting by Katherine Schneider

"Twilight Moon Rising"
Oil on Canvas panel

This month the moon has been rising early in the eastern sky. It's already ascended high above the horizon by twilight-the time between sundown and full darkness in the evening.

My painting "Twilight Moon Rising" catches the brief time when the moon shines softly as it rises through the fading light over the marsh.