Friday, May 30, 2014

sketchbook :: Edisto Island, SC, part I

We had four artists, two dogs, and ten days in a rental cottage at Edisto Beach, South Carolina. The cottage we chose for this trip is nestled among palm trees and live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. And only a short walk to the beach.
The huge screened front porch served well as our "studio". This is where we spent most of our time when we weren't out at the beach or seeing local attractions.
It was such a pleasant spot for listening to the variety of shore birds and the rustle of the palms in the breeze.
The large picnic table on the porch was a great place to sit with my sketchbook. Something always turned up to capture in paint.
Of course we found more than our share of sea shells on the beach. 

And while there, I delivered fifteen new art works to With These Hands Gallery
Although I haven't scanned every sketch from this trip, I do have more sketches from Edisto to share, that I am saving for another post.  After such a wonderful trip, it is good to be home and inspired to get busy!

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Sounds like it was a fabulous and fun trip, Ann! Did your daughter go along too? I'm guessing Gary was one of the 4 artists along with yourself. Was another the gentleman and family friend Gary painted awhile back sitting with you at your kitchen table? Is your daughter the 4th artist? No matter who came along, it sure looks like a great time was had by all! Your sketches are amazing!

Jennifer Edwards said...

Oh what a marvelous idea! An artist retreat! I gotta do this someday! Your sketches/paintings are terrific and show what a rich time you had. I hope you seek lots at the gallery there!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i have always wanted a porch like that to spend the days in

your shells look great, wonderful textures

Ann said...

Thanks all!
Sherry, you are correct. It was our usual traveling party :-) We try to do this trip every year.

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