Fall Color

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
October 15, 2015
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)

Collection of Little St. Simons Island

Fall colors are lovely throughout the island’s grasslands, but this particular scene on Sancho Panza attracted my attention due to the oddly colored stems of dog fennel adding to the already colorful drifts of seaside goldenrod, flat topped goldenrod, and muhly grass—all set off by the dark tones of wax myrtles. Painted quickly on location, the brushwork is loose and expressive as I had limited time to capture the colors and shadows before the sun moved too far in the sky.

Fall Color hangs in the larger dining room of LSSI’s hunting lodge.

The location of the viewpoint in the painting can be reached by Sancho Panza Road. (Google Maps (31.283450, -81.285570)