Available Paintings

Winter Mist Rising

A mist rises over the hayfields in the cool of the evening after a warm afternoon. Here in the Deep South we can have a 30-40 degree difference between day and night even in winter.

Minervaville Road, Fall Shadows

“Minervaville Road, Fall Shadows”, oil, 6 x 8″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson
The clear light of fall afternoons creates strong patterns of light and dark …

Fall Mist Rising

A warm fall day means mist rising off the ground as soon as the sun goes down. Wisps and waves of mist float across open fields and pastures overtaking everything in its path. They seem to meander every which way. When I was a child, those mists were scary things, the...

Mivervaville Evening, Summer

The last of the light along Minervaville Road on a late summer/early fall evening. Bands of distant storm clouds catch the  last of the sun. The deep blue greens of high summer are giving way to the warm greens that signal the change of seasons. Before long color will...

Dawn Clouds

The first morning light gives a silvery light to the clouds in the western sky and reflect across the flooded marshes. Full high tide and morning light…

Late Afternoon Light, Edisto Island

The last blaze of intense light on a late winter/early spring afternoon on Edisto Island. The marshes along Fishing Creek are subdued, without their summertime glaring greens.

Edisto Island Morning

Early morning light with clouds means silvery reflections on the surface of Beach Creek (aka Scott Creek) on Edisto Island. That time of day is so still that you can hear the surf even from a quarter mile away…

Evening Light, Edisto Island

An early spring sunset casts a soft hazy pink glow over Edisto Island. Light flickers out across the marshes from the dozens of small creeks that split…

Fall Light, Wavering Place

Fall has reached the South with that beautiful golden light that saturates the landscape.

This past week I painted at Wavering Place in Lower Richland…

Edisto Palmetto

I was just down there in September to teach a plein air painting workshop. This was the first one of the workshop, done at a friend’s house along…

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