Apr 24, 2010

A lobby to paint

“Entryway, Carolina Inn” —SOLD
6.5 x 9.5" watercolor

This may appear to be a welcoming scene, but it was quite daunting for me to ask permission to set up on location to paint it. The walls of the lobby at the Carolina Inn are painted a warm yellow, and the carpets, although not red, reek of Southern charm and hospitality. It was the people I saw roaming the halls of the Inn that I found intimidating. You get the feeling most might likely be quite spoiled, used to only the best, and that they may just find some artist with her nose to the ground painting, an aberration of the way things are done [at the Inn]. This did not keep me from asking permission to paint there. Having promised the managers I’d be extremely careful by attempting to keep everything squeaky clean, they allowed me to paint there.

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