Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Touch of South Carolina

Last week I was off taking a watercolor workshop with Ted Nuttall in Myrtle Beach, SC with my sister. The workshop was "Painting Figures from Photographs." When it was done I was craving some outdoor sketching. We stayed an extra day to do some sketching down there. We headed over to Georgetown which was about 45 minutes away. It has a gallery, a few stores, some good restaurants, and a walkway by the water. Since it was a little chilly we avoided sketching by the water and looked for locations where the wind was blocked and the sun was shining on us.

We sat in front of Big Tuna. They had some really interesting nautical "stuff" in the windows of the restaurant. Like most buildings, it was hard to get far enough away to be able to sketch the whole building without sitting in the middle of the street. lol

After visiting the gallery and then having lunch at Big Tuna (she-crab soup and oyster po' boys) we sat by the River Room Restaurant. A couple were conveniently posed outside on a bench.

Next we headed back in the direction of Myrtle Beach and stopped at Murrell's Inlet hoping to find some pelicans. I don't know if the pelicans go to a warmer location or if all the commercialization along the waterfront scared them away, but there was not one single pelican in sight. So we found a view of one of the restaurants (I sense a trend) to use for a final sketch.

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