I love popping into Low Country Cider Co. & Superior Coffee not only because I love their oat milk lattes, but I also because I love their patio! Just look at these orange umbrellas and blue tables. So inviting. Come on, let’s enjoy a cup of joe!
Painting the Lowcountry is so different from painting the Maine coast. The shores are so different–it’s all sand and marsh down here and mostly rocky ledges and pine trees at home. Today I decided to let myself get lost in the familiar which is the rugged island coastline. So fun. I love the colors of the shore, the seaweed, water and beyond. So inviting!
There are a few similarities between the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Maine coast … lots of beauty, islands, water, wonderful wildlife and in places the marsh looks the same. But really they are such different landscapes and the colors have a different feel too. Here’s a recent sunset as seen from the end of Fiddler’s Ridge. I love the light setting over the marsh and the silhouette of the palms. And I don’t recall getting eaten alive by noseeums, so there must have been a bit of a breeze. 🙂
I love all sunsets, but when there are some floating clouds that call for a dramatic end to the day, that is my favorite! I have witnessed a few of them over the marsh on Fiddler’s Ridge recently and it’s pure magic. At this time of year we can watch them right from the kitchen or the deck and I feel so lucky. I shared this one with my brother for our sibling set.
I walk down to the neighborhood crab shack just about every day. I love going out on the dock to take in the magic of the marsh and the tides. When there is water in the creek the reflections of the sky are so cool. This was from a sunset outing the other day that I shared it with my brother. He always makes his skies bigger if he can which is fun. I love the softness and stillness we both captured in our own way.
I’ve been sharing some of my photos with my brother and we decided to do another Fripp beach sunrise for this weeks sibling set. It’s fun to get lost in the colors of the beach at sunrise … I love the cools and the warms of the light coming across the water, beach and sand dunes. And of course that amazing sea grass reaching and swaying in the breeze is so cool. The beach is such a magical place!
I’m surrounded by marsh down here in the Lowcountry and I love it. It’s so much fun to watch the tides and wildlife come and go. And of course the colors and reflections are different in each passing moment. The beauty of nature never gets old, does it?
We’re back with a Sibling set after taking a couple of weeks off. Phew! It’s so nice to get back on track. I’m down in the South Carolina Lowcountry, enjoying the salty air, the beach, the dunes and the marsh. I go for a sunrise beach walk every day and this is the view I enjoy as I make my way to the shore. It never gets old. Michael and I have been coming down here since we were kids–such a treat!
I’m down in the South Carolina Lowcountry right now and walking on the beach in the morning is my favorite way to start the day … especially when there’s a full moon involved. We got down to the beach and didn’t know which way to turn: at one end of the beach the moon was setting and at the other, the sun was coming up. Beautiful. This is my happy place. I decided to paint these 2 scenes from different days setting moon days. It’s so cool to see the different colors that the setting moon and rising sun offer up, isn’t it?
The days are getting longer and the afternoon light is so delightful and has us thinking of warmer afternoons … like this one. Here’s a view of a few of the Porcupine Islands for this week’s sibling set as seen from the road up Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. So gorgeous! I love seeing how we both interpret the light and the softness this scene.
I also have a gouache rendition of this same scene available. Click here for the image & purchase info.