| Rice Fields, Storm Clouds | oil on panel, 5 x 5”

| Rice Fields, Storm Clouds | oil on panel, 5 x 5”

 

I’ve been preoccupied with all that goes along with splitting my time now between Savannah, GA and Columbia, SC. Not sure why I thought that was going to be easy!

Can you relate?

But I’ve still been doing a lot of plein air work as the summer has moved into fall. Painting is one of the best ways to explore a new space and place.

And have become totally obsessed with the old rice fields of the Savannah Wildlife Refuge. It’s a beautiful, magical, haunted place.

The Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Old rice fields.

The Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Old rice fields.

Long narrow fields separated by trunks that allow the water to flow with the rise and fall of the tides.

Dikes between the fields that become hidden by the lush summer growth.

And the big wide open sky. 

Anyone else get excited about fall skies!?! 

The Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Irrigation trunk..

The Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Irrigation trunk..