Well before my first visit to Little St. Simons, I had heard of its old growth maritime forest, so it was without delay that I chose this subject along Backbone Dune ridge for one of my first field paintings. Never cut, even for the selection of the occasional ship building timber, the island’s live oak forests are a manifestation of hundreds of years of natural processes at work. As a source for painting subjects, they are inexhaustible.
Maritime Forest on Remnant Dunes hangs in LSSI’s Michael Cottage.
Painted on location on a sultry July afternoon, the location of the view is along Backbone Trail. (Google Maps: 31.27811, -81.29969)