Dewy Muhly

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
November 10, 2023
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Private collection

The clouds, for about two minutes while the light was right, reminded me of Martin Johnson Heade’s clouds. Painted in situ while the morning progressed, this 3.5 hours painting was based largely on the memory of briefly seen colors. The airy seed stems of muhly grass growing next to the marsh were bent over by the weight of the dew.