Sweet Muhly Sunrise

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on canvas
40 x 54 in. (101.6 x 137.2 cm)

Collection of Little St. Simons Island

Muhly grass, also known as sweetgrass, is spectacular on Little St. Simons in the fall—even more so when its soft pink panicles catch the early morning light. Here it has colonized the low dunes and swales on the north end of the island along with dollar weed, broomsedge, sea oats, and wax myrtles.

I painted this scene in my studio in April 2016 from photographs I took in late October 2015.  Sweet Muhly Sunrise hangs in the great room of LSSI’s Helen House.

The location depicted is 150′ east of the end of the road to Sancho Panza Beach, not far off the footpath. (Google Maps: 31.28876, -81.28232)