Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year - May it be your best year ever! From artist September McGee

"Streets of New York - Red Umbrella V"

Ending the year with one of my favorite series of paintings, my Rainy Day and Streets of New York.  I just love the palette of color and the thickness of the strokes.  These renderings are fun and I am thrilled to end the year with a painting I really like!

May the year 2011 bring you much joy,love,  happiness, good health, prosperity and may each day find you happier than the day before and laughing...a lot!

May you retire each night with gratitude and wake each morning with a desire to be better than yesterday.  Be the best person you can be, give of yourself and the rewards will be plenty. There is a calling for each of us.  May this year find you brimming with joy as you discover your calling and follow your dreams.  May all your moments be extraordinary and your heart filled to capacity.

Happy 2011!!!

Blessings,

September McGee

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Boxing Day! from American Impressionist Artist September McGee

Santa is done!

Hope your holiday was fabulous!

Now is the day of gratitude for all our blessings!

September McGee

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve from American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Klausmopolitan"

Wishing you all the happiest holiday season ever!
May joy, laughter and love find their way
down your chimney and into your hearts!

If not, try what Santa's drinking!!!

Happy Christmas Eve!!!!

September McGee



Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Musings with American Impressionist September McGee

"Beach Series - First Steps"
12" x 9" oil on Italian panel

My new Beach Series paintings are just coming off the easel and I am delighted with the results.  The palette of color is both warm and cool resulting in a loving and peaceful rendering reminiscent of a day at the beach.  First Steps is a painting of a wonderful and lovely woman who is a mother of three!  I was honored to have her pose for me and we used a new beach for our setting here in Southern California.  The piece depicts her youngest baby trying out the feel of the ocean for the very first time and yes taking First Steps!

Any day at the beach is wonderful and this particular day was no exception.  Each of us has fond memories of our days at the shore and it is always my honor to be able to capture these moments in my paintings as they will live on for centuries!!!

My deepest gratitude for the fabulous models!

To view more works go to:  http://www.septembermcgee.com/

and for more information or to have your own painting done for the holidays email:

Monday Blessings!

September McGee

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Blessings and Bargains on Black Friday from Artist September McGee

Couch Series - Montrachet
oil on Italian panel - 18" x 14"

Blessings to all on this glorious Black Friday!

This is a beautiful oil of an even more beautiful woman
who posed for me.  She is gorgeous on the inside and out and her beauty radiates in this painting.  this oil was created on an Italian Pannelli board which lends
to a finished piece with rich colors and deftly rendered strokes.

On this holiday season may you all be blessed with  joy and happiness beyond measure and love.

Give the gift that lasts forever - give the gift of art!
ART is the bargain of the season!

view available paintings at:

Blessings,

September McGee


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Musings with American Impressionist Artist, September McGee

Cafe Series - Lunch at the White House - Terri

Starting off this holiday week with a beautiful new painting of a wonderful and special woman who has blessed my life with her friendship, giving spirit and loving heart!

This is an oil on museum board from a brand new series of paintings from Lunch at the White House!  The owner of the White House in Anaheim, CA was kind enough to allow us to do a photo session at his fabulous restaurant and I am very excited about this series. 

With gratitude being the order of the day on this Thanksgiving week, I am ever so grateful for my family and friends, for the generosity of so many people who help me with my art and for the gift of creativity.

I am truly blessed!

Wishing you the best day of your life - today and always!

September McGee

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mid Week Musing with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Cafe Series - Lunch at the White House - The Gold Bracelet"

This is a brand new painting from a brand new series!
"Gold Bracelet" is an original oil on museum panel of a beautiful woman who posed for me at the White House Restaurant in Anaheim, CA.  The painting is created with a warm palette of color and loaded with fun impressionistic strokes. The model, donning her luncheon hat, is enjoying a glass of Chardonnary.  Her gold bracelets seem to sparkle in the light.

It was so much fun creating this painting of this gorgeous woman!  I enjoyed painting her sultry eyes and blonde hair and she was a wonderful model.

This painting is not yet shown on my website.  For further information please email me at: smcgeearts@aol.com

and view my other works at:  http://www.septembermcgee.com/

Blessings!

September McGee

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Paintings with American Impressionist Artist, September McGee

"Cafe Series - Ice Tea"

This is a brand new painting just off the easel from American Impressionist Artist, September McGee. Best know for her painterly figurative works, California based artist, September McGee has just won her 18th Natinoal Juried Award. 

"Ice Tea" is an oil painting of a beautiful woman enjoying brunch.  It's a beautifully rendered oil on museum panel.  Notice the matching top, purse and shoes!

This piece is one of three brand new paintings just out of her studio and is not yet posted on her website.  For more information please email the artist at: smcgeearts@aol.com

and visit: http://www.septembermcgee.com/  to view additional works.

Have a fabulous day!
Blessings,

September McGee

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Paintings with American Impressionist Artist September McGee


Pacific Symphony Collection - Conductor Carl St.Clair and Orchestra
SOLD!
The Mitzner Collection

The premiere showing of September McGee's "Pacific Symphony Collection" of paintings at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA this weekend was a huge success! Patrons of the symphony were delighted with the original renderings of the musicians of the orchestra!

The collection is now available for viewing at:


Enjoy hearing the music through the strokes of an artist!

For more information on this collection ask the artist at:

Blessings!

September McGee

  




Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Breaking News! on Wonderful Wednesday with American Impressionist Artist September McGee


Pacific Symphony Collection - The Cellists #1

You are previewing the first original oil painting from the NEW Pacific Symphony Collection by
September McGee.

This series will be presented at: "Pictures at an Exhibition" as part of  Music Unwound  with Conductor Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA

Thursday October 14, Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16th
at 8:00 pm
doors open early at 6pm to view works!

Laguna Beach Artist, September McGee will be showcasing her brand new collection of paintings of the Pacific Symphony in the Box Circle Lobby
on the second floor.

Come hear the music and see the art.
This is not to be missed event!

To order tickets and more information click on:

   To view the press release about concert click on:
                http://www.pacificsymphony.org/main.taf?p=8,1,1,1&npr=76

            To see more sneak preview paintings prior to the event email the artist at:  smcgeearts@aol.com

                    or view the artists works at:  http://www.septembermcgee.com/

Where would we be without music and ART!    Blessings, September McGee


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September Birthday Celebrations!

"Del Mar #2"

I wish I was going to the horseraces tomorrow to celebrate my birthday!
I wish I was on a vacation on a deserted beach for my birthday!
I wish I was being surprised with the most amazing birthday present ever!
I wish I was having a massage at a special resort for my birthday!
I wish - I wish - I wish!!!

But most important, I am having my favorite wish come true!
I am sharing my special day having laughs and libations with some of my favorite people at the Saloon on my birthday!!!
What more can a gurl ask for!!!!! YOU are my present!

It will be special because you are there!
Saloon
466 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
7:30 pm September 30th!!!

BE THERE!
39 again!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Magical Monday Musings with American Impressionist Artist September McGee


"Del Mar #2"


Brand NEW painting, just off the easel and second in this exciting series!
"Del Mar #2" is an oil on museum panel just released. It has everything - color, impressionistic strokes and an energy and movement that brings
the viewer directly to the races to be enjoyed for a lifetime.

This is one of September McGee's exhilarating new works that will be scooped up as fast as a winning ticket at the horseraces!

"Del Mar #2" is an oil on museum panel,12" x 16" custom framed in a gallery frame.

contact the artist at: smcgeearts@aol.com

Monday blessings,

September McGee

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Terrific Tuesday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"The Chef #2"

This is a brand new painting of a chef preparing food.
 It is an oil on a Museum Panel rendered with
with thick impasto strokes with a unique
palette of colors.

The "Chef #2" is now on display at my booth #514
at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach, CA.
Come see this fabulous show now through August 29th!

Email me for more information and tickets at:

view my latest paintings at:

Don't miss this fun show!!!
Tuesday blessings,

September McGee

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"The Chef"

This is a brand new painting just off my easel!
"The Chef" is an oil on museum panel
loaded with impasto and petites touches.

This is the first in this series of Chefs this year.
This painting was snatched up by the first person to view this piece who just happens to be one of my favorite collectors!

Stay tuned for more in this series.
Come visit me at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach!

Email me for more information:

Wonderful Wednesday Blessings,

September McGee


Monday, July 5, 2010

Magical Monday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Symphony Series - The Viola #1"

This is a brand new piece from my Symphony Series as part of my
Pacific Symphony Orchestra renderings.
You can hear the beautiful music emanating from his instrument!

This and many other exciting pieces are now available for viewing
on my website:

or email me for more information:

and come visit me at the Sawdust Art Festival
in Laguna Beach! the Show is so much fun and
runs through August 29th!

Monday Blessings,

September McGee

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thankful Thursday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Cafe Series - Terri"

This is a brand new painting of a beautiful woman
inside and out! I wanted to capture her sweet,
peaceful countenance as she sat for me in this graceful pose.
I am so happy with the way this rendering turned out
and how her eyes draw you into the piece!

"Cafe Series - Terri" is an oil on museum panel
and is now on display at the Sawdust Art Festival
in Laguna Beach, CA.
The show runs June 25 through August 29th.

email me for more information:

or visit my website to view more images:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fabulous Friday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee



"Streets of New York - Le Figaro Cafe"

This is an original oil painting on Senso linen of a 
lovely little cafe on Bleeker Street in New York City.
This piece is part of my Streets of New York Series
and I just love the way the bicycle and the checkered
table cloths and red awnings lend color and fun to this street scene.

I love New York. It is so electric!
I can't wait to paint my next Streets of New York painting.
In the interim I am getting ready for my summer show,
The Sawdust Festival, which runs June 25 - August 29th
in Laguna Beach, CA.

Check my website for more New York paintings at:

and email me for tickets to the Sawdust Festival at:

Have a fabulous weekend.
Blessings!

September McGee


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mid-week Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

Symphony Series - Horns #1

This is a brand new piece I just created from
my symphony series.  It is a pastel on board
of two wonderful musicians playing the trobone and
the tuba.

I am also doing this piece in oil and I will
showcase that soon.  Stay tuned!!!!!!

to see more click on: http://www.septembermcgee.com/

or email me at: smcgeearts@aol.com

Wednesday Blessings!

September McGee

Monday, June 7, 2010

Magical Monday Musings with Artist September McGee

"Cafe Series - Brown Eyes"

This is a brand new piece! Just completed!
I had worked on this piece a while back and left it until now.
Many times a piece needs to sit before it is finalized.
This is a pastel painting on board of a lovely woman
who is a wonderful friend.  She has a sweet and endearing
demeanor and always has only kindness to offer everyone.

It was an honor to have her pose for me.  Her eyes tells
the story!

For more paintings click on:

or email me for more information:

Wishing you a magical Monday!
Blessings!

September McGee

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Magical Monday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Symphony #1"

This is a unique pastel done on Senso linen.
I love music and really enjoy painting
the symphony.  You can almost hear the music
of  the cellos brightening your Monday morning!

This painting is available at the Cottage Gallery
in Laguna Beach, CA.

email me for more information: smcgeearts@aol.com

and visit my website for more paintings: www.septembermcgee.com

Magical Monday Blessings!
September McGee

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Couch Series - Reading in the Afternoon"

Isn't it just grand when you can flop on the couch and read
your favorite book?
This is an oil on linen.  My daughter Kailee posed for me to
create this painting and the light just fell perfectly!
The rich colors of the couch and pillows offset the white of
her dress and the peacefulness of the piece leaves you with a 
nice feeling.

Today I wish you a wonderful thankful Thursday and hope you
find time to do some of your favorite things.

To view more of my work go to:

or email me for additional images and information:

Blessings,
September McGee

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mid-Week Creations with American impressionist Artist September McGee

"Sunset Dinner"

This is a special painting created for the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau for 
their Dining Guide Cover!

Sunsets are some of the most amazing creations in this world, 
especially over the ocean.  I wanted to capture the essence
of  the warm sunset colors behind the romantic seafood dinner.

With summer approaching and all the tourists soon to arrive
I want to invite everyone today to take time to:

see the sunset tonight
hug a friend
be kind to a stranger
love yourself
smile often
laugh
love

Wednesday Blessings,

September McGee

www.septembermcgee.com

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Terrific Teusday Creations with American Impressionist Aratist September McGee

    "Music Series - The Viola"

This is an oil on Senso linen of a viola player I just had to capture.
The lively impressionistic strokes seem to add to the music
you can almost hear emanating from this piece.

I love music and it goes hand in hand with my paintings.

Today I wish you music that makes your soul sing
and art that makes your heart smile.

Tuesday Blessings!

September McGee
www.septembermcgee.com

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Musings with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Couch Series - Reflections"

This is one of my favorite paintings of
all times and I thought it was appropriate
to post it on this Monday in May!

This piece represents my work when I am 
totally committed to just the rendering
in front of me with no agenda, just 
enjoying the creative process.
When I am painting like this - in the zone-
as they say, it is so much fun, freeing up
all the creative energies that are flowing
through me and I wish every piece
would find me in this place.

A bit of a departure from my more
rendered figurative pieces, 
"Reflections" is truly a painting
I view proudly.

On this magical Monday I wish us all
genuine creativity from the soul
with an openness and trust that
by letting go we find our way!

Monday blessings!


September McGee

www.septembermcgee.com

 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fabulous Friday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Cafe Series - The Martini"

Today would be a great day to goof off
and sip martinis!
This is an oil painting that sold right off
the gallery catalogue to a collector!
It's a fun piece with a fabulous red hat,
my favorite color.

Wishing everyone fabulous fun today
and always!

Let's have a creative weekend!

Blessings.

September McGee

www.septembermcgee.com

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Pacific Symphony Orchestra - Conductor Carl St. Clair"
original oil on Senso linen



"Pacific Symphony Orchestra - Violins #1"
original oil on Senso linen

EXCITING MUSIC AND ART NEWS!!!

In honor of Conductor Carl St. Clair's 20th Anniversary
with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra
a special dinner and concert was held in his honor
 on May 18, 2010.

The two paintings shown above were
donated to the Pacific Symphony
by National Award Winning Artist
September McGee and gifted to
Honorary Chairman, William Gillespie
and Conductor Carl St. Clair to honor both
 men for their amazing contributions
to the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
William Gillespie, Honorary Chairman 
received the painting "Conductor Carl St. Clair"
and the painting "Violinists #1" was
gifted to Maestro Carl St. Clair.

John Forsyte, President of the Pacific Symphony
presented the two paintings to Bill and Carl
at a special dinner held at
Mastros Restaurant prior to the concert.

Following dinner the guests walked to the 
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
where they were treated to a spectacular,
 and exciting evening of music including: Joshua Bell, violin, 
Christopheren Nomura, Baritone, Benjamin Pasternack, piano,
the Pacific Chorale and more.
Conductor Carl St. Clair gave the performance of a lifetime
as the concert hall was filled with magic and music, from Mozart, Mahler, 
Mendelssohn, Ticheli, Bernstein and Beethoven.
It was truly a sensational night captivated with music and memories!!!!!

To complete these two paintings and donate
 them to the Pacific Symphony was such an honor.
The combination of art and music is a blessing
of creativity!
Music plays an important role in all my creations and I
am simply in awe of the musicians and equally as grateful to all
at the Pacific Symphony Orchestra who worked
diligently to present such a fabulous evening!!!

Grazie Mille to all at the Pacific Symphony Orchestra!



Artist September McGee with Conductor Carl St. Clair
at post concert party at the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Artist September McGee with John Forstye, President
of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Terrific Teusday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Under the Red Umbrella IV"

 It is suppose to rain today here in Laguna Beach, CA,
so I thought this painting would be
perfect for Terrific Teusday!
I just love the color red. It is such a fun
color to paint with and lends so much
vibrancy to the walls of your home.

I really enjoy the rain and I thoroughly
enjoy painting my Rainy Day series.
This is an oil on panel.

Have a Terrific Teusday!

Blessings

September McGee

www.septembermcgee.com



Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Musings with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Streets of New York - El Miro Cafe II"


                                                    This is one of my
                                            favorite scenes in New York
and I captured it first on film,
then completed this oil on linen
painting with
impasto brush strokes and
an impressionist flavor.

Today is a great day to start
new and fun creative projects
and the best way to do that is
to get out and do it!
Change begins within and all the dreams
we have been harboring in our souls
need to find their way to fulfillment.
The best medicine we can give ourselves
is to be the best person we can be
in all things we do, whether they be
simple chores or huge dreams.

Be your best today and
always and go get your dreams...
they are waiting for you!

Monday Blessings!

September McGee

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thankful Thursday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

Ballet Series - Seated Ballerina

This is a pastel on board of a beautiful
ballerina who posed for me with grace
and poise. I wanted to capture the
beauty and simpleness of a dancer
at rest with her reflection in the mirror.

This painting was just accepted into the
Hudson Valley 79th Annual Exhibition
in New York.  They usually only accept
about fifty pieces, so I am thrilled that
mine was chosen for this prestigious
show which runs July 2 through July 30, 2010.

On this thankful Thursday I count my
blessings for creativity, friends, family,
and all the good I experience in my life
today and always.

Thankful Thursday Blessings!

September McGee




Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Creations with American Impressionist Aritist September McGee


Cafe Series - The Red Dress
Private Collection

This is an oil on panel of a beautiful
woman as part of my Cafe Series
and purchased by an even more beautiful woman!

I love to paint with the color red!
Years ago few women dared to wear red.
Today it so wonderful to see this color
being donned by women everywhere.
Red is certainly a color of passion and
even Feng Shui includes this color
in making your home balanced.

Let's be bold and passionate today
about what truly makes us excited and
happy.  Step out of your box today
and do something you have always wanted
to do, but haven't yet.
Have the most incredible liberating
day and spread your joy and
freedom to everyone you meet.

Wonderful Wednesday Blessings!

September McGee

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Magic from American Impressionist Artist September McGee


Ballet Series - Bella

This is an oil painting on linen
of a little ballerina who is so
adorable! I just couldn't resist painting
her and capturing the moment.

This painting is available through
my gallery in Sedona, AZ
Exposures International Gallery
on Highway 179.

We are never to young to begin
anything and we are never to old
to try something new.
Today on this magical Monday
dance...dance while you
can! It's good for the soul,
the body, the heart
and keeps you young.

Check out this new site I am featured on too!

Monday Blessings!

September McGee

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mothers Day from American Impressionist Artist September McGee

Garden Series - Reading in the Garden

This is an oil painting of me and my
daughter in my sisters' garden.
As a single mom reading was one of
our favorite ways to end the day.
  It was always a special
time to bond, learn and just be
together.

Today she is grown and although
I no longer read to her we do share
many special times together and
I treasure each and every one of these moments.

Being a Mom is probably the greatest
honor I have ever been given.
Certainly the road has had its bumps
and lumps, but the journey has been
filled with a love that is unmeasurable
and words have not been formed to
decribe the special feelings I hold
dear in my heart.

I wish all the Moms in the world
a very Happy Mother's Day!

This painting is dear to my heart.
"Reading in the Garden" is part of the
Van Tine Collection.

Blessings,

September McGee

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thankful Thursday, a day for gratitude with artist September McGee

Cafe Series - Ruby

This is an oil on panel of one of my
favorite models. I love the way the
eyes and mouth turned out and
the overall look of the piece
makes me happy to be an artist.

Even better, I met this amazing woman
who purchased this painting and it
was such an honor to get to know
her and learn about her creative
side, which is music, and
share creative moments together!

I am grateful to be an artist and
I am honored and grateful to get
to meet the wonderful people who
purchase and enjoy my art!

Blessings!

September McGee



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

Laguna Beach - Key Hole Cove

This is one of the most beautiful spots in
the world! Lucky me I get to walk by
here every day on my exercise stroll.
I do thank the gods for this gift
and for my gift of creativity which
I do not take for granted.
I believe a true artist can paint
anything.  You just have to believe.
What you believe about yourself
is what you become.
Believe great things.
Dream BIG...so BIG
it makes you feel excited.
Take that excitement and
go out in the world
and go get your dream!

This painting is an oil I did for
the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau.
You can find it on their Map catalogue.

Come to Laguna Beach and
see the beauty and find your
dreams!

Blessings today and always,

September McGee

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday Tribute to New York with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Streets of New York - El Miro Cafe II"

I love New York!
It's a city of electricity, fun, flavor
excitement and people...everywhere.
This is an oil painting on linen
depicting people on the sidewalk
near El Miro Cafe just as the rain
was beginning to fall.

Wishing for peace today and
safety for all...everywhere.
May we all find it in our hearts
to stop violence and learn
that love is the only answer.

Blessings to you and
especially to New York today!

September McGee

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Musings with American Impressionist September McGee

"At the Met Series - A Visit with Monet"

I love the Metropolitan Museum in
New York! It houses some of the most
amazing art work in the world!!!
This series - At the Met grew from
my many visits and watching 
people stand in front of masterpieces.
Each painting seems to draw in the
viewer and invites them to linger,
enjoy as they lose themselves in
the work of art.

This is an oil on Senso linen
of a woman having a visit with
Monet in his gallery at the Met.
She is a lovely woman and how
lucky am I she was wearing a red scarf
with a red purse!

May all your creations today
big and small
be full of the wonder and joy
of the unlimited potential
within you.

Happy Monday Blessings!

September McGee

Friday, April 30, 2010

Fabulous Friday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

Couch Series - Saturday Night #2

This painting is an oil on panel
of a beautiful, intelligent
woman who has been modeling
for me for quite some time.
She is always up for something
new and fun and this is my
NEW Saturday Night Series!

It's always fun to get dressed up
and head out on Saturday night for an
evening of magic!
I wish all of you the most
wonderful weekend ever
and may your Saturday Night
be full of surprises,
laughter and love!!!

Stay tuned for more paintings.

Blessings

September McGee