Philip Juras  
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Little Saint Simons Island
April 27 - May 9, 2012

In April 2011, I was invited to create a series of paintings of some of the outstanding natural environments of Little St. Simons Island. Over the past year, following the expert advice of the island’s staff, I crisscrossed the island to record with paint brush and camera some of the most amazing natural landscapes to be found on any barrier island along the Atlantic seaboard. First completed were the small paintings on paper, as well as the two smallest canvases. They are field paintings, executed quickly on site to capture ever-changing day-time conditions. The large paintings on canvas were painted later in the studio and are based on my photographs, field sketches, and knowledge of island ecology and history. It is my intent in these compositions to give a sense of stepping into the scene, thereby sharing with the viewer my passion for these natural environments and my desire to see more places like Little St. Simons Island preserved for the future.

Studio paintings

Mosquito Creek
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
36 " x 54"
March, 2012
Private Collection
Seaside Goldenrod
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
36 " x 58"
March, 2012
Private Collection
Windmill
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
23" x 28"
February, 2012
Private Collection
     

Southend Clouds
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"
April, 2012
Private Collection

Lizard's Tail
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
April, 2012
Private Collection

Backbone Forest
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
28" x 24""
April, 2012
Private Collection

 

   

Field paintings




 
Mosquito Creek Overcast
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
18" x 14"
September 19, 2011
Private Collection
Maritime Forest on Remnant Dunes
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
14" x 18"
July 20, 2011
Private Collection
Muhly Grass
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
10 " x 10"
October 13, 2011
Private Collection
Gulf Croton at Dusk
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
10 " x 10"
September 18, 2011
Private Collection
Dune Study
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
10 " x 10"
September 18, 2011
Private Collection
 
           




Altamaha River Beach
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
8 " x 10"
July 20, 2011
Private Collection
Mosquito Creek Marsh
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
8 " x 10"
September 17, 2011
Private Collection
Marsh Colors
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
8 " x 10"
September 18, 2011
Mosquito Creek Study, Fall
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
6.5" x 7"
October 12, 2011
Private Collection
Mosquito Creek Study, Summer
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
6.5" x 7"
July 19, 2011
Private Collection
Hampton River
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
6.5" x 7"
February 19, 2012
Private Collection



Not from LSSI but an interesting comparison.

         
       
Back-dune Shadows
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
6.5" x 7"
March 06, 2012
Back-dune Sunrise
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Oil on Paper
6.5" x 7"
March 06, 2012