|'Bright Waters' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
It was Tuesday. The third painting day of Art in the Open. As advertised the bus left promptly at 9:00 am. I boarded the bus with anticipation and with my new friend Sharon from North Carolina. We met on the elevator and became great friends. In fact there were several Americans at the event. In the beginning we knew one another by state....soon enough by name. I was Georgia. Then Karen from Georgia.
|A sheltered spot with plenty of inspiration|
|'The Sunny South' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
At one point during the morning a couple of ladies came by to see our paintings. It seems as though they were working in the shop on the bluff and had been watching us all along. They decided to close the shop for a minute to get a closer look.
After a productive morning we set off for a walk around the docks to see what some of the other artists were doing. Once again I was surprised. The wildflowers along the banks and docks were simply amazing. I took many many photos. The boats weren't too bad either! I just might be tempted to paint boats.
|Plenty of great boats to paint!|
|And plenty of wildflowers if you don't paint boats!|
|I was in Wildflower Heaven.....my two favorite motifs in one place!|
How could I be at the seaside and not have fish and chips for lunch!? Fortunately there was a very busy and yummy lunch spot. It was so pleasant enjoying fresh fish on picnic tables.....in the sunshine!
|Time out for lunch with traditional Fish and Chips|
|The color of the sea was amazing|
|A little selfie fun|
|more plein air at the beach 5x7 available $95|
|5x7 plein air available $95|