Back-dune Sunrise

Jekyll Island, Georgia
March 6, 2012
Oil on paper
6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)

Private collection

Though I was aiming to observe the sun rising over the Atlantic on this cool March morning, I never even made it out to the beach. Instead, I found my reward in trying to capture the fast-changing morning light filtering through the amazingly twisted branches of salt pruned and wind-blown live oaks. These trees were just behind the dunes about two hundred feet from the beach, and not far from the Hampton Inn.

Painted on location.

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