Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Original Oil Paintings

Glenn captures the essence of tiny Central American visitors enjoying the nectar of South Carolina wild flowers (female humming bird with trumpet vine, male ruby throated humming bird enjoying the morning glory)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Original Oil Paintings

Pacific Palisade

Glenn was inspired to paint the majesty of the California coast after a trip out west this past summer. He literally put the final touches on this painting today.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Original Oil Paintings

Hydrangea and peeling paint

In the last few weeks Glenn has been painting prolifically. This is an original commissioned by his daughter in-law. It will hang prominently in her home.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Outdoor Scenes

Jones Gap

A Fleeting Glimpse

Above Raven Cliff Falls

Ride the Tide

Eagle at Sunset

Over the years Glenn, his son and grandson have had the good fortune to spend time outdoors together. These original paintings were inspired by some of these trips.
Glenn along with his son and grandson hiked the foothills trail. It's just shy of eighty miles long, cuts through three states and three national forest but mainly South Carolina. This area of the blue ridge mountains contains many beautiful waterfalls including the one painted above. Perhaps while on your own adventure you can locate it.

Another favorite family trip is kayaking to Bull Island in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Anyone that has paddled this section will recognize the northern point of the island which leads to the famous bone yard. Nearly every trip is escorted by the local dolphin pod.
The bottom painting was the result of a day trip on Lake Moultrie South Carolina. Paddling kayaks to the Sandy Beach State Waterfowl area Glenn and his son stopped on an Island to rest and observed two very large eagles of the many that inhabit this lake.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Floral Paintings

Still Life

Southern Magnolia

Flower Basket

Nothing defines the south more than its lavish gardens. Glenn's collection includes a variety of floral prints that evoke the sights and scents of the region.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Carolina Scenes

Southern Black Water (The Little Pee Dee River)

Cape Hatteras

Palmetto Moon

Rainbow Row

As a native South Carolinian, Glenn is intrigued by the natural beauty and the history of the Carolinas. His artwork reflects the diversity of landscapes and the rich cultural history of the states.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Farm Scenes

The Last Auction

Family Life Down South

Filling the Old Plank Barn

At Seasons End

Glenn has firsthand knowledge of all the stages of tobacco harvesting he depicts in his paintings.
Some of the scenes include people who worked on the farm with him as he was growing up.

Glenn Hayes is a painter. After retiring from his vocation he turned to his avocation and discovered a new career. Glenn grew up on a family farm in South Carolina. Agriculture dominated the economy and his love for rural life is reflected in the farm scenes that dominate his paintings. This blog is an effort to keep his friends and family posted on his current works.