Mosquito Creek Overcast

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 19, 2011
Oil on canvas
18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)

Collection of Little St. Simons Island

As Mosquito Creek winds its way from the older, more expansive marshes on the west side of the island to the younger, narrower marshes on the east side, it constricts significantly. It is along this stretch that it cuts three times into the remnant dunes on the east side of the island’s slash pine forest, creating some interesting opportunities for painting compositions. Before South End Road had to be relocated, it was a fascinating bushwhack to reach this trail-less part of the island, and I once nearly bumped my head on a hollow branch containing a fuzz ball of a great horned owl chick. The parents were nearby. It was, and still is, an area worth looking into. This was the first view I captured there, painted almost entirely in situ on an overcast day.

Mosquito Creek Overcast hangs in LSSI’s Michael Cottage.

The location of the viewpoint can be reached on foot, east of South End Road. (Google Maps: 31.24432, -81.29783)

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