The club house for the two adjoining public courses; The Marsh Course at Sea Pines and Heron Point, is in the process of rebuilding. They recently reopened the practice facility so we thought it would be a great Sunday excursion to check it out. Rob brought his clubs - I, my trusty rolling art studio.... my bike; "Blue". The bike trails in Sea Pines are wonderful, and this at this time of year, uncrowded.
I had no painting destination in mind. I just headed off on the trail that runs between the courses to gather my inspiration. That's when I came upon this lovely, eye-level magnolia branch right beside the bike path. I viewed the possibilities, then rode on. It called me back.
My Stillman and Birn Alpha Journal propped nicely on the bike's basket. I clipped my Expeditionary Art Pocket Palette to the journal and started painting - no sketching with pencil first, I just wanted to feel and capture the end of the limb with paint. I laid in shapes lightly with paint.
Once home, I finished the third set of leaves. Today, Saturday, I was able to add the formal title.
The colors in my palette are M.Graham waterolors that include warm and cool primaries plus sap green, nickel azo yellow and quin. rust.
Warm: naphthol red, ultramarine blue and azo yellow. Cool: quin. rose, anthra. blue and hansa yellow