Today, together with a few fellow painters from the Beaufort Art Association, I spent a few hours looking at Fripp Island through artist eyes and did some ‘en plein air’ painting (outdoor painting or painting in the open air). It was a very warm morning; we were lucky to find some shade under the trees. I always find this type of painting challenging; the light is constantly changing and so the scenery does too.
Since we visited Japan earlier this spring, I’ve seen some beautiful pine trees. Since I painted the marsh reflections during my last ‘en plein air’ session, today I decided to focus on this small pine tree, alone amid a small copse of oaks, along a little sandy trail overlooking the marsh and Fripp Island marina.