A week of Art … and beer.

So when my friend and fellow artist, Kandi Lippincott, invited me along for an Artist’s week at her timeshare in Hilton Head, I immediately accepted after hesitating only long enough to to pack a bathing suit, watercolors, pens, my pastels, two watercolor pads, two types of pastel board, a Bamboo pad, my computer, a small easel, three art magazines and one book on pastel art, plus two books of short stories . (Artist ADD is real my friends!).

The week was relaxing. Hilton Head beaches are some of my favorites, with just the right amount of waves with low tides that provide miles of wonderful hard sand beaches for riding bicycles.  We even had our own personal artist’s muse and model in the form of another guest whose name was, of course, Art.  Art had a face that made us all want to prop him up in the middle of the room with good lighting.

I snapped a sneaky pic of Art when his eyes were closed 1
I snapped a sneaky pic of Art when his eyes were closed 

Quick Pic of Art
Quick Pic of Art

The pic of Art was done with special pencils made to work with watercolor.  After sketching, just wet to spread the shading around, and then it is permenant and regular watercolors can be added.  Lots of fun to play with.



Using more traditional watercolor techniques, I did this painting of a crane.  I am particularly pleased with my choices of quotes on this painting — one from Sadako (of the thousand paper cranes), one from Hart Crane, and one from Niles Crane!

Can you find the small child in the middle of his creation?




Art was truly everywhere this past week, from the sand sculptures that looked like the opening scenes from Game of Thrones.

28 thoughts on “A week of Art … and beer.

  1. Very nice! I’m going to look for those pencils. All those sand sculptures are astounding and how worth all the trips to and from the water’s edge. Thank you!

  2. Donna! I had a fantastic chat with my mom last night, and it sounds like you all had an absolutely inspirational and glorious time. She and I haven’t talked at such length or in such a wonderfully meandering way in far too long. Thanks for being such a great friend. I am so happy to know that she is basking in beaches and art and friendship, as well she should be. I guess it’s time for all of the Hilton Head ladies to… uh… “do” Art. :)

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