I painted this on a breezy afternoon with scudding clouds and gorgeous flickering light out over the old rice fields at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge.
The Savannah Wildlife Refuge in January
I spent January painting outdoors in the Wildlife Refuge, at Fort Pulaski, and on Tybee Island for the Strada Easel 31 Day Challenge. It was great to have a moveable office in some of my favorite places to engage nature in the Savannah area.
PS – Who else feels more grounded when they get out into the natural world!?!
From The Lowcountry Collection by Mary Bentz Gilkerson, inspired by sights and scents of the South Carolina/Georgia Lowcountry, a magical rich area full of captivating odors – salty air, hot sun on warm cedars and pines, and the fecund rich tang of puff mud…
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!
It’s an odd feeling to drive a narrow road between two cornfields with the sea of green stalks rising up over you. Almost overnight the corn in the fields is taller than the car, almost taller than me.
The line of trees in the distance rises up out of the corn, but looks like it’s lifting itself up to clear the stalks.
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