Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ocean Course in Sea Pines

What an incredible day in the Low Country of South Carolina! Low 80's, a breeze with cool tones, no humidity to speak of...  Is it really August in SC?

Rob and I took total advantage and enjoyed the day down in Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island.

We went to the driving range at the Sea Pines Resort.  Rob got two bags of balls to hit. I brought my favorite painting chair and parked myself so I could capture the view looking toward hole number one of the Ocean Course. We feel like we had a mini Sunday vacation :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Duet... The Sequel

Well, these pretty flowers kept singing their song on my desk and I couldn't resist sketching another view! I must say, painting during lunch breaks is quite refreshing.

The Brown-eyed Susan is a tall plant that's covered in smaller flowers. You just feel happy when looking at it.

The Ironweed, which grows right beside the Brown-eyed Susan in the wildflower garden at work, is very tall. But, if you click on the link, you'll see a trimmed version.

The links also bring you to the Spring Island Trust Native Plant Project pages.  You'll find a wealth of plant information there.  Our next Native Plant Sale is scheduled for October 20th and is open to the public. 

The lovely illustrations you see on the Native Plant pages are by artist Katie Lee. She is a frequent visiting artist to Spring Island.  Another reason why I love my job so.... I am able to meet a variety of artists.  Inspiration abounds :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August Duet

I love the color harmony found in nature. I picked these delicate beauties from the Native Plant Garden at the Nature Center on Spring Island. 

This is a watercolor sketch.... no pencil.  I used a Micron 01 pen for the lettering and added the Ironweed's white springs with a Signo uni•ball broad tip white pen from JetPens.com