Happy to have participated with Artfields this past Saturday as a plein air artist! I set up in the beautiful pathway to The Inn at the Crossroads in Lake City, SC. The first painting, Pathway to the Inn, 9×12, oil on canvas, was snatched up and will have a home in Myrtle Beach, SC. The second painting is up for auction in the Artfields office! You can go place a bid for it this week while you check out all the amazing art during the Artfields event.
Palmetto at the Inn, oil on canvas, 10×20, available through silent auction–inquire at the Artfields Welcome Center.
This painting evolved after an unsuccessful day of painting in the studio—-just couldn’t find my inspiration that random day in July–specifically Thursday the 28th. After pondering the state of affairs of my workspace, I stood on my stool and took a picture. Excited about the colors on my palette I proceeded to paint the palette on my paper first, then I actually put the paint on my drawn palette and completed the rest of the painting using it! Many changes to my workspace kept introducing new subject matter and distractions to my actual painting—half full coffee mug, tangerine peal left from a mid-morning snack and my growing to-do list. The painting now serves as a memoir of what was going on that day–a tumultuous election year and many obligations that day, according to my to-do list, making it very hard to focus on completing a painting in preparation for an upcoming show. It did get completed and make its way to the Georgetown County Watercolor Show where it recieved Honorable Mention!
Honored to be the guest artist for the past three years at the Pawleys Island Lowcountry Garden Party—if you haven’t had the opportunity to attend this fun event, mark your calendars and grab your hat for next year! http://pawleysmusic.com/festival-event/low-country-garden-party/
Chicora Plantation 2017–Painted this watercolor on the front lawn of Chicora during the 2017 Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art for their luncheon auction.
Whitehall Plantation 2016–Painted several watercolors -one of which was auctioned off that day at the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art Luncheon.
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art 2015–held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church –rain location to Sunnyside Plantation.