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The Lowcountry Collection

Weston Fields, Winter Sunset

Weston Fields, Winter Sunset

That moment when the sun has gone down and the sky is ablaze. Fall and winter skies are some of my favorites! Mango-colored skies is what author Dottie Frank called them. And she was so very right.

Fall Sunset Over the Marsh

Fall Sunset Over the Marsh

The light over the marsh as the sun goes down is pure gold this time of year, liquid light melting over the grasses. There’s no water showing since the tide was out, leaving the shorter, more mauve grasses exposed.

Fall, Grove at Sunset

Fall, Grove at Sunset

$325 (unframed) + $15 shipping/handling [wp_eStore_add_to_cart id=353] What is that blue stuff overhead?! We’ve finally got some blue sky overhead and it’s making me giddy!! The strong sunlight at the end of the day made a great streak of light green across the field...

Fall Sunset

Fall Sunset

$325 (unframed) + $15 shipping and handlingSummertime is great, but there's nothing quite like the fall and winter skies! This was painted right at the autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall...when both the sky and the land are taking on the colors of the season. The...

Weston Fields, Late Summer

Weston Fields, Late Summer

$325 (unframed) + $15 shipping/handling [wp_eStore_add_to_cart id=167] There’s a blue haze in late summer/early fall that gets between the tree line and your line of sight, especially when there’s been a good bit of rain. Backlighting sets the edges of the clouds...

Long Shadows, Summer // SOLD

Long Shadows, Summer // SOLD

The tall loblolly pines in the picnic area at Congaree National Park cast long patterns of shadows across a deep carpet of pine needles.

Late Spring, Sims Trail

Late Spring, Sims Trail

  $235 unframed + free shipping in the Continental USA [wp_eStore_add_to_cart id=335]     Dappled light plays across the edge of Sims Trail, making the trunks of the trees glow with reflected green light.  

The Light on the Bluff // SOLD

The Light on the Bluff // SOLD

$235 (unframed) + $10 shipping and handling [wp_eStore_add_to_cart id=107]   Intense light on the stand of pines on the blugg at the top of Sims Trail in Congaree National Park. This is the same subject that I painted back in March, before the leaves came out....

Minervaville, Full Green

Minervaville, Full Green

“Minervaville, Full Green”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson
Winter grains, either wheat or rye, makes a mass of almost obscene green in the fields along Minervaville. It’s a riotous green, much darker and more…

Blue Light, Morning

Blue Light, Morning

$235 (unframed) + $10 shipping [wp_eStore_add_to_cart id=62] The morning light reflecting off the snow gives a blue cast to the fields and distant trees. After two days of dense clouds and wintry weather, the light is particularly welcome! Our unusual snowfall hung...

Winter Swamp

Winter Swamp

Winter in the swamp is one of my favorite times of year, and it really doesn’t have that much to do with the lack of mosquitoes, although that’s a definite plus.

Marsh, Sunset

Marsh, Sunset

Fall and winter sunsets are the most spectacular. The most light and color is all focused on the sky, making the land below a subtle lead in to the drama.

Marsh, Flood Tide // SOLD

Marsh, Flood Tide // SOLD

High tide on a full moon after lots of rain means a marsh that is more water than grass. The bits of grass interrupt the seamless reflection of the sky in the water, providing just enough grounding to prevent total visual disorientation.

Coastal Live Oak

Coastal Live Oak

A venerable old live oak leans out of the jungle and hangs over the edge of the creek.

Jungle

Jungle

$235 + $10 shipping and handlingAlong the coast in the Lowcountry, the woods are something far less tame than that word implies; a better word is jungle. The lush tangle of lianas, live oak, palmetto, cassina and other plants creates an almost impenetrable thicket, a...

Live Oak, Afternoon

Live Oak, Afternoon

With the afternoon light behind it, the live oak stands out from the sunlit grass. The trunk is a dark mass that blends into the larger mass of shaded foliage.