The month of January is quiet on Edisto Island. There are few tourists and local businesses are open fewer hours or closed for a respite, like the farm stand. The weather has been dreary and damp, interspersed with bouts of sun and rainstorms, but fortunately without the ice and snow much of the country has faced. The colors of the landscape are muted and grayer than in typical winters, due to a hard freeze in December.
I was on an enforced hiatus from some of my usual outdoor activities, including plein air painting, for several weeks of this winter due to a broken ankle. I re-read some of my library of art books, as well as many novels. I am back on my feet now and painting and drawing daily, mostly inside the studio for the time being. I’ve been looking over unfinished plein air sketches from 2022 with a critical eye, reworking some of them, and painting small landscape scenes from imagination.
February 3 will see a refreshed painting exhibit at Edisto Fine Art with a “First Friday” reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The address is 805 Oyster Park Drive and the gallery is inside Indigo. Come by for a glass of wine and a visit, and remember you are welcome to contact me if you would like to see any of the works on this website in person. I would be happy to bring them into the gallery or meet you at my studio.
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