Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Local Color - Georgia Coast

Local Color, 12 x 16, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

The Crab Trap, a restaurant on St. Simons Island, has been around for ever and ever it seems... through changing times and all the new trends. There is nothing quite like their fried shrimp and hush puppies. But besides all that, they have the best display of flowers! I love driving by and simply taking in all the colors!

Just as I was finishing up this painting, a sweet little girl and her dad came over to see it. She told me (quite confidently) that she will be an artist when she grows up. So, of course, she happily took me up on my offer to make a little painting right there on the spot. My apron was a bit long, but she had a ball! I believe she is ALREADY an artist!

Well done, my little artist buddy!


Barbara Muir said...

Love the painting, and the story of the little girl. I believe we're artists whenever we make art, starting with the first stroke of paint we put on paper.

Love this, I hope to catch up with you in a week or so when my show goes up.


Sharon L. Graves said...

What a beautiful painting and a great memory you made today. She will always remember that day.

Candace Brancik said...

Beautiful painting! It brings back memories of when my husband and I ate at the Crab Trap several years ago. We were sitting on the balcony on the left, and we spotted a possum in one of the trees. We really enjoyed that trip --St. Simons is a lovely place.

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, All!

Barbara - you are right, "being" an artist happens in the doing...

Sharon - a great memory for me too, to see her eager fearlessness!

Candace - how FUN that you have been there! So you know just what I mean about that fried shrimp, batter fried fries (I didn't even mention those) and hush puppies! AND the hole in the tables for the shells! LOVE!