We’re back from a beautiful long-weekend in Charleston, SC. Really, that may be one of the most beautiful cities in America. Every time we go back (which is about once a month) I feel like a giddy tourist, snapping photos while crossing the street and checking out new and amazing restaurants. My little family and I had a lovely day at the beach: small lagoons for my girls, sunshine and relaxation for Dan and I. It was the perfect escape from the norm.
And yes, there will be some beach/water paintings coming. Doncha worry ’bout that….
This painting is inspired by the miles and miles of bright green low-waters and marshes that weave through the landscape surrounding Charleston. They are magnificent. The grasses that grow in this shallow water create a landscape that is so textured and lush.
And, you now, If I weren’t so afraid of the creepy creatures who call these waters home, I would love to wade through these marshes with some giant boots, and take photos the whole way – you know, like your typical crazy-eyed Charleston tourist. 😉
And can you believe it’s almost AUGUST!
Wouldn’t August be a fantastic last name? Or first name?
And it is my birth month, so that’s another huge bonus point for August.
And, hopefully, everything will work out, and we will be able to move into a new home in August!
– it’s going to be a great month, y’all!
To learn more about my painting-a-day project check out this post.
“Nearing August” is now available in my studio shop for $100!
16×20 inches, oil on canvas.
(use code EJSTUDIO to get free shipping and arrange to pick up your painting from
my studio in Greenville, SC)
PS. I took a few extra photos of the texture in this painting. The depth and “impasto” areas are so vibrant in real life. I wanted you to be able to feel it with your eyes and to see the added character these strokes bring to the painting when you see it in person.
You just gotta feel this pretty thing!