“Evening Light, Edisto”, oil, 12 x 16”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Evening Light, Edisto”, oil, 12 x 16”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

The SC Sea Islands are magical!

Just imagine broad wide open marshes flickering with reflected light from a myriad of tiny creeks running through them. Skies so wide open you can watch storms roll in from miles away.

And then there are the hundreds of live oak and moss covered back roads looping around those marshes, opening out to fields full of rich produce.

I’m heading out next week to paint plein air on one of the most beautiful of the Sea Islands, Edisto, just south of Charleston. This paradise has changed very little over the last 50 years, escaping much of the over-development of other coastal areas.

I grew up spending my summers on “The Island” and really look forward to sharing one of my favorite places on earth with other painters.

I’m looking forward to sharing some of next week’s paintings with y’all too!

You can find more paintings of Edisto Island here.