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New Lowcountry Work

Gosh it's been ages since I last blogged.  I've decided to take it easy on this one so I don't hurt myself getting back into it.  

I've recently returned from a week long trip to Hunting Island, SC.  While there I painted a number of small plein air paintings and I wanted to share one in particular. 

Some painters out there are sticklers for painting plein air all on site.  You know who you are.  I have to say I do some of my best work when I can take a break from it and return fresh in the studio to put the finishing touches on.  This painting I did just that, and then some. When I got back from the trip I looked through my 15 or so sketches and some just spoke to me as good pieces.  This one I liked but something wasn't quite right.  What I decided to do next (don't try this at home boys and girls) is make this painting a night scene.  I wish I had taken a picture of the original because a comparison of the two would have been a lot more interesting.  Anyway you will just have to believe  me that the original version kinda bit it. 


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