Friday, August 13, 2010

Botany Bay, Edisto Island

Ken at Botany Bay
12x16" watercolor

This May we explored Botany Bay for the first time. A former plantation of thousands of acres, it is now a state park. I just couldn't resist painting my friend Ken on the beach with all the sea shells (that are not to be collected) - and trees that are still making a stand versus the encroaching ocean. You can even buy T-shirts now with these trees depicted on them - rather iconic of this park.


Shalini said...

Welcome back... I had been wondering where you were.. I hope things are well with you.

Nice to see your paintings once more.. As always, they are an absolute visual delight..

raena said...

I love the composition of this one, and the fabulous job you did on the water.

Caroline Bray Art said...

I love how you've captured the 'encroaching' sea in this piece. It's shimmering somehow, and the reflections are spot on. Well done!

Gary said...

Thank you so much Caroline!

Krista Meister said...

Oh, that tree is delightful! Pretty stubborn tree if you ask me. Glad you're back, sorry it took me so long to catch up to you.


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