Plein Air at Pebble Hill

Two weeks ago, during Art in the Afternoon (a part of Thomasville’s Plantation Wildlife Art Festival), a group of us were invited to be a part of the Festival and paint Plein Air at Pebble Hill Plantation. Between talking to people, trying to choose a place to paint (there were just too many choices!), enjoying the beautiful day, and setting up, I completed an underpainting that I’ll finish this weekend. I’m calling it “Comforting Warmth”. This is the northern wing of the house that opens up to the gardens. There is a sun dial in the middle.

We could not have asked for a more perfect day.

Comforting Warmth

“Comforting Warmth” 8 x 10, Oil on panel

The grounds of Pebble Hill are gorgeous and they do an excellent job of maintaining everything the way it was when it was a working plantation. One of the remarkable things I found out – the favorite dogs are buried in the family cemetery! One thing I didn’t get to do was tour the house. I’ll look forward to that another time…..

I made some more studies – perhaps I’ll make a series of small paintings. Beautiful place – very inspiring.

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