This was the last one from the workshop with Laurel. At that point in the weekend I was a little burnt out on painting the marsh / ocean and decided to try something different. The house we were painting at had this wall/gate with ivy growing over it that looked into their courtyard area. I loved the way the fountain blended into the door with warm and cool darks and wanted to try and capture it.
On the last day of the workshop we had the opportunity to paint at a private home on Sea Island. Laurel did a demo for the first part of the morning and we had a little sliver of time to get started before lunch. I loved the way the light was hitting the entry porch but knew it would only last an hour (max) so I had to paint fast. This is a super quick sketch and it was fun to try and and out-paint the sun.
Here’s what the scene actually looked like.
No. 234 was painted along the mashes at what’s knows as the Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. There is a large stand of oak trees that form a net of branches and windows onto the marsh. I loved the contrast between the cool shadows of the trees and the warm, sunlit marsh and river.