Kiawah Island, South Carolina...is a beautiful barrier island 25 miles from Charleston where we joined our travel buddies (Ireland, Scotland, etc) for a wonderful week of golf, touristing, wine, and for me, painting. There are walking and biking paths everywhere, so I loaded up one of the beach cruiser bicycles with my gear and scouted out some awesome painting hideaways.
Salt Marshes are incredible ecosystems and so wonderful to experience. I found a viewing tower to set up my easel in with a 360 degree view of the marsh and the hummock islands that dot it. To capture the graceful beauty of the flat, wet, grassy environment required generous strokes of juicy warm paint. The constant sounds of the low tide marsh serenaded my hours of work: squirting, squidging, popping, and splashing; there was a lot of drama going on unseen in that serene setting!
Later I found a lovely spot on a bridge over one of the many ponds where the herons and egrets and (what kind of bird is that!) one amazing Anhinga. I think he was showing off for me..or maybe just drying out the feathers. The most challenging part of painting at Kiawah was deciding on the subject...there was so much to choose from! Yay Nature!
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...