South End Road

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
August 1, 2012
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)

Collection of Little St. Simons Island

Begun in the heat of an August day, accompanied by the continuous song of a red-eyed vireo—seemingly the only other animal stirring besides me—I was able to complete much of this painting before the shadows had moved to entirely different locations. I had chosen the spot to paint partly for the inviting bend in the pathway, partly for the cooling sea breeze coming across the marsh, and partly because of fond memories of seeing several kinds of migratory birds along this stretch of path during the spring months. I finished it in the studio in September.

South End Road hangs in the larger of the dining rooms in LSSI’s hunting lodge.

The viewpoint in the painting can be reached on foot, south of the bridge over Mosquito Creek on South End Road. (Google Maps (31.238210, -81.306210)

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