I just got back from a week on St. Simons Island, GA, with a wonderful group of friends/artists. Restorative. Relaxing. Rejuvenating.
My goal on this trip was definitely not to see how many plein air paintings I could come home with. I've done that on painting trips and come home exhausted. No... this time I tried to absorb the feel of the place, take a lot of photos, do some sketching and come home with at least 2 (and I got 3) paintings. A couple of wipe-offs are to be expected. Talking far into the night with amazing and huge hearted artists from all over the country. Below is a happy moment after we all learned how to hit a golf ball (more or less) from Pro Kathy Cousart.
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That's us. The Gaggle of Artists.