Pawleys Dock is a commissioned painting! I created this piece for a delightful couple who had been following my work for a couple of years. What a nice surprise it was to finally meet them in person.
They wanted a piece to be the finishing touch on their new house, so together we worked on picking through my photos, and came up with this particular scene.
I took the photo that inspired this painting in the summer of 2010 while staying at Pawleys as part of another commissioned project. I was out early in the morning with my camera to beat the glorious summer heat. I wanted this painting to capture the feeling of intense sunshine that you find during the southern months of summer.
Who knows how many other paintings will come from my stay... I think I took about 200 photos that week, so I'm sure this will not be the last painting from that lovely South Carolina setting.