It was a beautiful Autumn day in the Low Country where Karen, Jayne and I went to paint the beautiful colors of the marsh. We both admire Karen's painting techniques so we asked if we could paint along with her. This is the result of that wonderful and fun experience. Thank you , Karen, it was fantastic!
The North Georgia Mountains are a wonderful retreat for artists. The Tallulah River is one beautiful moment after another. This painting was painted in late October when the leaves were just reaching their peak!
ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTING 16"x20" Pastel on Suede Mat board
One of my favorite drives in North Georgia is the road meadering along the Tallulah River on the way to Tate City. I was fortunate enough to find this fisherman and snapped his photo for this painting.
On a recent trip to Harbor Island we went to the beach early in the morning with pastels and gear in hand. It was a great opportunity to do some Plein Air painting on the beach. The sun was hot with a warm breeze blowing and no bugs!
As my friends and I sadly left Harbor Island to return home, we pulled off the road by a fish camp to take just a few more photos. This is a painting of the marsh before we went across the bridge to Beaufort, S.C.
On a recent workshop with Terry Ludwig we did some Plein Air painting along the river. It was a cold, windy, rainy day with a million gnats bothering us. This is the result of the struggle against the elements!
"If you see a tree that is blue, paint it blue." Paul Gauguin
I thought I would take Gaugin up on his quote and painted this landscape using mostly shades of blue. I found that the color blue gave the painting a beautifully serene feeling and by using a touch of warm colors in the foreground the painting took on a warmer feeling.