Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Painting Saint Simons Island and Sea Island, Georgia



Gentle Breeze
6"x 8"
oil on linen panel
$100

Wow it has been an amazing couple of weeks of travel and painting.

Had the privilege of attending a Laurel Daniel workshop in Saint Simons Island, GA hosted by Mary Anderson owner of The Anderson Fine Art Gallery.

Laurel is from Austin, Texas and is such a gifted painter and instructor. It was delight to finally meet her and paint with her.

Mary treated us to warm southern hospitality by arranging for us to paint in three beautiful private gardens during our workshop and have catered lunches from Cafe Frederica delivered to us each day. Delicious.

Gentle Breeze is a study done overlooking a marsh on Sea Island, GA.
As you can see, we had perfect weather that day.
Don't you just love remembering perfect days?

Today, I am hoping tropical storm Beryl was not an unwelcome guest on the islands.
I would say "rain, rain go away", but we are in a bit of a drought here and in GA so a rainy day just might be a perfect day for you too.







9 comments:

Kathy Collins said...

What a beautiful and serene scene you have given us. Sure does set a relaxing mood. I know you had a marvelous experience at the workshop. I have long been an admirer of Laurel's work.

Linda Popple said...

Love this! It has an abstract quality which I find very interesting. Lovely colors, too.

Laurel's work is amazing. I hope to take a workshop with her one day!

Maria Hock said...

beautiful. Love the sky...it is so serene...

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

What a lovely piece! You really captured the sweet, billowy clouds! I knew Laurel's workshop would be awesome! Lucky you! Did you meet Sherry? MY Sherry from KJ's workshop! So happy for you...

Nanci Hersh said...

Love the sky and the compostition. So glad that the workshop was worthwhile- of course it would be... art sunshine time to work. Looking forward to speaking with you soon.

Emily Bullen said...

Karen - I DO love remembering perfect days and this one was a beauty! Your painting says it all and... sigh... takes me back!! Thanks for coming and I can't wait till our paths cross again! XOXO

Laurel Daniel said...

The above comment is from me!! I guess my daughter was on my computer and well, hmmm... I didn't notice I was leaving the comment as her.

SO... again, from me... :)

Karen - I DO love remembering perfect days and this one was a beauty! Your painting says it all and... sigh... takes me back!! Thanks for coming and I can't wait till our paths cross again! XOXO

DMannion said...

Karen, this is lovely! And I enjoyed seeing the photo you took on Laurel Daniel's blog. Lucky you to paint with her!

Elaine P said...

Karen, this is such a wonderful scene, and I was so lucky to be painting near you and see it come to life! Your clouds are just amazing. I hope our paths cross again someday at another art event.