Postcard from Spring Island, SC

Tidal Creek, right before the water ran out. A yellow crowned night heron landed on the fallen drift log in the foreground and I tried to paint it in but this picture is way too tiny for more than a heron-shaped dot. Bald eagles and red tailed hawks soared overhead, an osprey plunged in right behind me and came up with a fat perch, and two alligators floated like innocent dead logs nearby. Pastel on sanded paper, 5" x 12".
Tidal Creek, right before the water ran out. A yellow crowned night heron landed on the fallen drift log in the foreground and I tried to paint it in but it basically turned out as a heron-shaped dot. Bald eagles and red tailed hawks soared overhead, an osprey plunged in right behind me and came up with a fat perch, and two alligators floated like innocent dead logs nearby. Spring Island, South Carolina, where I am this very moment, sitting in a twig chair on a screened porch and listening to crickets and night herons squawking in the dark. Pastel on sanded paper, 5″ x 12″.
The tide went out like someone pulled the plug. The yellow crowned night heron walked over the mudflats and peered into the little channel, looking for stranded critters, or maybe a fiddler crab. Spring Island, South Carolina. Pastel on sanded paper, measurements approximately 14" x 12"
The tide went out like someone pulled the plug, and by turning slightly to the right I caught this version of the same marsh. The yellow crowned night heron stalked across the mudflats to peer into the little channel, looking for a stranded flounder or maybe a fiddler crab. Spring Island, South Carolina. This week and next I’m teaching pastel classes in this beautiful place. This is pastel on sanded paper, measurements approximately 14″ x 12″
The tide poured back into the marsh before the sun went down. This is at a spot called Palmetto Point. Very flat. The muddy bottom was dry when I started and when I finished, the water was up to the treeline. Not because I paint that slow, but just because the water comes in really, really fast. Pastel on sanded paper, approximately 14" x 12".
The tide poured back into the marsh before the sun went down. This is at a spot called Palmetto Point. Very flat. The muddy bottom was dry when I started and when I finished, the water was up to the treeline. Not because I paint that slow, but just because the water came in really, really fast. Pastel on sanded paper, approximately 14″ x 12″.

Happy Friday!

7 thoughts on “Postcard from Spring Island, SC

  1. Dory Rice says:

    Hi Debby,
    How does one find out about your classes in the future? Any thoughts of doing one on drawing birds?

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