This last week I went to Hilton Head SC with my daughters and son and son-in-laws and fiances and grandchildren and dogs and of course, my wife. It was our annual summer vacation and we always spend it on the beach. This year we went to Sea Pines a spot we like because it’s close and that makes it easy for the kids in the car. My son Ed and his girlfriend Erica made it extra special by announcing their engagement—not a surprise but we were all pleased to be part of the big moment when he knelt and asked her.
I’m not much fun on vacations anymore all I do is go painting and this year was no exception—I think I did twelve painting in seven days. Quite a few on the beach, with people all around and lots of questions. But I’m used to it now and I will not avoid what I want to paint just because of a crowd. Half the time they are part of the picture.
I will post them in chronological order with a few omissions. I was busy every day and tried to capture all the facets of the island from the beaches to the inland waterway. Later on, I’ll add some comments.