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New artwork from artist Rebecca Hinson.

Springtime Yoga in Charleston

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Ok, I know that slogan usually goes for the Christmas season, but in my opinion there are two reigning champions for that title, Christmas and Spring! Both ever so magical in their own right and way. Spring time is all about new beginnings and growth. It's difficult to not feel optimistic when the world around you is bustling with new life! Marion Square, situated between two of the main vein streets in Charleston, Calhoun and King, is right in the middle of town. It's a spring time haven for those wanting to play fisbee, soccer, layout, picnic, or just watch the clouds. Naturally, it's also a great place to practice some yoga. This particular yoga girl is my wannabe spirit yogi. Of course she's fashioned in the most fun yoga attire one can find, gold leafed and all! Her hair is meticulously braided, while still giving a sense of carefree whimsy. Her wrists are adorned with bracelets and beads she picked up through her travels here and there. And I'd bet she has some cool name like Meadow or Willow. She's confident and free! She's also in one of my favorite yoga poses, tree pose. This pose is all about focus, balance, and growth. While trying to achieve a state of balance is great, I've realized it's better to focus on the act of balancing. I'll never be completely still and steady, I make countless tiny adjustments to maintain the pose. Some so small that someone watching could barely even notice. Is this a metaphor for life? Absolutely. We're always making adjustments, changing and shifting with each season, the rain, and with each situation that comes our way. All we can hope for is that we are growing in a positive and productive direction. Exploring new artistic endeavors is the current direction I'm moving towards and I've taken off time from accepting commissions to focus on just that. Right now I'm playing with new mediums, techniques, subject matters and colors to further nuture my creative mind. Stay tuned to see what develops from my creative exploration! xox, bex..

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Wedding Commission with Precious Pup

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You might have noticed by now that I absolutely love animals! I’ve probably said it a time or two. They're also a common theme seen throughout much of my work, from illustrations to oils. That’s why I just love it when clients incorporate their furry ones in their illustration commissions. The most recent being sweet little guy, Jackson, who was honored with the role of ring bearer in this super sweet Hamptons wedding.  What's another reason why I adore this piece? That outfit! I just love illustrating the nontraditional wedding attire. Seriously, how gorgeous is that baby blue skirt and lace blouse?! Want to learn more about the wedding commission process? Contact me now with your questions!..

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Mexican Wedding Illustration

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What do donkeys, mariachi bands, and tequila necklaces have in common? They’re all part of a traditional Mexican wedding parade of course! Well, not necessarily of course because I had no clue about this until I was commissioned to do this wedding illustration. The couple, who live in San Miguel, Mexico, had just that, a traditional Mexican wedding. They paraded through the streets accompanied by their loved ones and all the appropriate festive paraphernalia. Also, typically seen during the procession (that wasn’t captured here) are giant wedding puppets. A quick google image search of “Mexican wedding parade” and you’ll see what I mean when I say giant. This was definitely one of the most unique wedding illustrations I’ve done and one of the most fun! I just love all the color! Plus, her outfit! Amor! xox bex    ..

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Charleston Single House Oil Painting

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Oh, Charleston. You had me at "hello". I've lived in Charleston for over 14 years now and the beauty and charm of its architecture has never faded. So naturally when I was commissioned to paint this Charleston single house, I was delighted. I adore painting what is close to my heart. This piece was a Christmas present for a clients parents who recently bought a home in Charleston. Of course it was a surprise so I was unable to share the process on social media for fear the new recipients might stumble upon and recognize their lovely abode. The holidays have come and gone and I can now share the painting with you! The house which is located in the covenanted area South of Broad, is a classic Charleston single style. This style of home is long and narrow with a porch running the length of the structure. The Charleston single house dates back to the origins of the city in the 1680s. The process of any painting starts with some pictures. From there the client and I decide on the angle and layout of the piece. I do some rough draft sketches on paper or with my IPad pen and then go for it. I don't normally sketch anything out on the canvas, but rather just started painting, loosely laying out the lines. Below are a few of the stages the painting went through before off to its forever home. If you're interested in having your home painted, don't hesistate to contact me! ..

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New Monokini Series just Launched!

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Bikini (n): a very brief two-piece swimsuit for women. Mono (adj): a monochromic picture, i.e. picture executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color. Monokini (n): A mixed media painting series by Rebecca Hinson where most of the image is in black and white except for the one piece (and sometimes 2 piece) bathing suit. Media includes gouache, sumi ink, pencil, gold leaf, and acrylic on thick watercolor paper. Ok, so that last one is MY definition of a monokini. A monokini is a real thing though. These days it’s generally thought of as a one piece women’s bathing suit. However, when it first debuted in 1964 it was essentially just some bottoms held up by two pieces of shoestring around the neck. So basically it was just going topless. But at the time it was revolutionary and of course quite controversial.  My new series, which merges the monochromatic style of paintings, centers around my love for the water. The paintings focus on females on the ocean. This series especially speaks to me because I am absolutely a water person. Once I saw my older brothers swimming in our grandparents pool I too had to learn how to swim. I was four. Ever since then I've been a fish. Or maybe more like a mermaid, which is exactly what I'd pretend I was while fluttering around the pool with my legs held tightly together (The Little Mermaid came out in 1989 so no wonder)! I'd also place those little rings used for diving around my ankles. My Mema would lounge by the side of pool watching in her big glamorous sunglasses and shout "I'm not coming in after you!" Naturally my response was "I can't drown. I'm a MERMAID", in such a tone as to say, DUH! Whether by the pool, on a boat, or on a surfboard, water is magical! Simply watching it glisten in the sunlight can conjure up some pretty wonderful emotions. Hopefully, these paintings can do the same! "Jungle Love" "Leap of Faith"..

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Custom Puppy Portrait

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Dog gone it, I love animals! I'll scream it on the rooftops! My entire life I've been an animal lover. Dogs, cats, horses, pigs, chickens, and yes, even the commonly feared snake. I really do adore them all. So naturally painting animals is one of my passions and specialities. Some of my favorite projects have been capturing someones furry (or scaly. I said I like snakes) companion. This little nugget is Ozzie the aussie doodle. Aussie likes long walks at sunset, belly rubs, and making new friends. Does your furry friend need they own portrait as well? Commission me to paint them as a whimsical watercolor illustration or a refined oil painting!..

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