Oil Painting by Katherine Schneider Chosen for Cover of New Book "Carolina Christmas: Archibald Rutledge's Enduring Holiday Stories"

"Carolina Christmas:
Archibald Rutledge's Enduring Holiday Stories"
Edited by Jim Casada
Oil painting by Katherine Schneider
A oil painting of Hampton Plantation by artist Katherine Schneider has been chosen for the cover of a new book "Carolina Christmas: Archibald Rutledge's Enduring Holiday Stories" edited by Jim Casada published by the University of South Carolina Press.

"Evening Light on Hampton Plantation" an original oil painting done on location at Rutledge's ancestral home was selected by the publisher for the cover. (click here for more information about the painting).

The book features a collection of holiday stories by Archibald Rutledge (1883 -1973) one of the most prolific outdoor and nature writers of the 20th century and the first Poet Laureate of South Carolina. 

Copies of Carolina Christmas are available in the Charleston area at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million,  Waldenbooks, Blue Bicycle Books, the Ravenous Reader, the Preservation Society of Charleston Bookshop, Historic Charleston Foundation, and Middleton Place.

Sketching On A Summer Evening

I've always admired the way sunlight and shadows move in the branches of ancient live oak trees. Lately I've been sketching these light effects and the movement of moss blowing in the summer breeze through the trees. I'm hoping to be able to evoke  the spirit of these graceful trees in an upcoming series of paintings. 

Here's a recent sketch I did of a moss covered branch of a live oak in the evening breeze.  Love these old oak trees - so strong, enduring, and graceful in all types of weather...