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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…

Wise Lake in the Studio

  Not all of the critters in the Congaree are as large and frankly intimidating as the wild pigs. If you take the walk to Wise Lake, my favorite spot in the park, you can sit on one of the cypress bordering the lake. And if you’re very still, you might see one of...

A Cathedral of Trees

Sims Trail, in Congaree National Park is beautiful any time of year, but in winter it’s a spare linear cathedral of tall loblolly pines, tupelos, and…

The Connection of Memory and Place

In my last post I talked about how a part of our visual and geographic sense of place and home comes from deep childhood connections, especially ones tied to play.

As I said, I didn’t connect my love Congaree National Park until I’d drawn and painted it for years, until I was actually the Artist-In-Residence back in 2014.

Minervaville, Winter Afternoon

Day 83 12 Squared: 144 Daily Paintings. With the sun way to the south, the shadows are long in winter even in early afternoon. Lighter cobalt blues and mauves feel cold, just like the air outside.

Minervaville, Winter

Minervaville – this time a winter afternoon – is one of my favorite places to paint. I pass through the area every day on that little rural road…

Fall Fields and Sky

"Summer passes into autumn in some unimaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf." ~ Henry David Thoreau Fall is a golden time, one of warm days and cool nights filled with the scent of warm pine needles, the spice of fallen leaves, and faint wood smoke. In...

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…

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