Friday, February 19, 2010

Low Country_ACE Basin

Low Country Hideaway____6x8 oil study on linen panel___$150
With the cold wind at our backs we stood and painted on the causeway between the waters at ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
ACE is for the three rivers that converge here: Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto rivers. ACE Basin is a 350,000 acre area made up of many different habitat types such as brackish water tidal marshes, fresh water wetlands, bottomland hardwoods, pine and hardwood uplands, barrier islands and beaches. It is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the East Coast of the United States. The wildlife abounds…especially birds! I think this painting needs a little snowy egret in it! If you want this sketch, I will put the bird in there, if you will let me!


Dana Chabino said...

Glad I came across your blog here today! I really like this painting! Especially your style, palette & texture on this one! Great job!


Linda said...

This sounds like a great place to paint. The water in this painting shows your brush strokes. I also like the grasses - you really show the texture. The colors are beautiful! Another nice painting!

V....Vaughan said...

Thanks for the comments Linda and Dana...I wiped off the water a couple of times, so it's nice that you noticed the texture there...and the other textures, too :)