Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC

Absolutely one of the most favorite places on earth for me is Charleston, SC.  There is just something about that low country attitude and accent that just get inside and you just can't get rid of it. After several of us Converse girls failed our freshman language requirement (oops--!speaking another language was not our priority at that time in our lives) we took a make up class at the Citadel that summer. I just can't describe to you what it felt like to be the only girl in a Spanish class of 15 cadets. My other 4 friends were in the French class. I also made an A but I earned that A by studying---really--I did!! But those Charleston days were magical. I made friends who are some of best friends still today. 

Rainbow Row in Charleston is historic I am sure and charming of course but when you get there you always say---ok,so  is this it?--this is rainbow row?? It's not as colorful as one would think but in the painting above I punched up the color a bit because I am sure at some point the colors were brighter. Well, in my mind they were anyway...
...In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina...
My Photo-Spring 2008

5 comments:

Carol Sloan said...

I love Charleston! My dh and I could just walk around for hours...we kayaked in the harbor last year. Saw a manatee and a dolphin.
I'm going to sign up for your class!

Tess said...

Oh wow MArtha, your painting is fabulous. I love houses that are painted colorful like that, side by side. Very pretty. Great job on the painting. Loved the little story behind it.

lori vliegen said...

that's the nice thing about painting....you can get as punchy with the color as you like!! and, oh how i LOVE charleston...what a fabulous place! :)

Kelly said...

very pretty, martha! i love charleston too. i have a large cross-stitched piece of rainbow row i did years ago. i hangs on my stair landing. when we were redecorating recently, i thought about moving it upstairs to our guest bedroom but my dh said he wanted it left right there on the stair landing. turns out he has an emotional attachment to that piece i never knew about. he said he's always liked it because it was the piece i was working on when we met and he remembers sitting on the couch with me watching tv while i worked on it.

Gifts of Creation said...

Martha,
your art is developing at a dizzying pace!! I am so impressed with your mixed media pieces below and this painting on photos is incredible...I love everything.. I hope to take your course this summer.

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