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..

Unknown said...

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

Caroline Peña Bray 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!

K 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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