The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art in Georgetown, SC, kicked off with a plein air paintout on September 30, 2017. Barbara Yongue and I stayed at Mansfield Plantation, a beautiful antebellum rice plantation, now operated as a bed and breakfast.
We decided to paint on the grounds of the plantation in the shade of the old live oaks. The water is old rice fields that have been permanently flooded, so the setting is very peaceful.
I started this small piece first with a black gesso drawing, then started another larger piece while it dried. Then I applied a transparent layer of red and orange glaze over the black and white value drawing. Working back and forth between the two pieces, I almost finished both before time to pack up and go to Georgetown for the reception in mid-afternoon.