Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
July 6, 2013
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Collection of Little St. Simons Island

In searching for a compelling view of the marsh at sunset along Mosquito Creek, I felt that a reflective bend in a tidal creek created an inviting composition—drawing my attention out across the tranquil marshes of Mosquito Creek to numerous cedar hammocks and the distant shore of St. Simons Island. The tranquil aspect, however, is somewhat misleading. As the sun set and the breeze dropped, swarms of biting no-see-ums arose from the spartina. Both the dimming light and the insects compelled me to beat a hasty retreat. I finished the painting later on in the controlled environment of my studio.

Sunset hangs in one of the guest rooms in LSSI’s Hunting Lodge.

The viewpoint in the painting can be reached on foot, just west of South End Launch. (Google Maps 31.24401, -81.30265)

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