Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cabin at Taylor Fish Camp


Cabin at Taylor Fish Camp, 9 x 12

When my husband was a kid, his father used to take him and siblings to the undeveloped (then) north end of St. Simons Island to go fishing and crabbing at Taylor Fish Camp. It's on the site of a ruined plantation and the land is closed to the public these days. However, my dear friend and island painting buddy, Alyson Tucker, was able to get us in (thanks Alyson). This one room cabin is believed to be leftover slave lodgings from the plantation days before the civil war. The whole place has an amazing sense of history.

9 comments:

rahina qh said...

Perfectly balanced colours, and love the blocks of colours that separate sky and tree branches.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Laurel.
That is one brilliant and beautiful painting.It sparkles
for me.I am not interested in
the correct way to paint,this
painting may well be spot on in
that area plus all the other areas
as well.Brilliant painting laurel.
I give you full marks for this one.All the best.
Vic.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You have captured the light perfectly, you are the "Landscape Queen"! Beautiful!

Stephen Parker said...

I can almost feel the history AND the humidity. Really beautiful, Laurel. And what a great opportunity to paint there.

Marian Fortunati said...

Laurel... Another gorgeous painting.. I just love the colors you use... They are so warm and attractive. Also that dark of the puddle in front is great!!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

You've really captured the feeling of this place. What a beautiful painting. I had to check the location of St. Simons Island. I have read that there is a lot of history in these areas, and you certainly portray it here. It is sad to hear of traditional places closing, such as the restaurant mentioned in the previous posting. Change always seems to precede a loss of culture and history.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

P.S. And were glad that you are documenting it so beautifully for future generations.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

Great light and mood in this painting.
Superb.

XOXOXBarbara

Tammy Hext said...

Hi Laurel
I love your sense of light and shadow.
Beautiful.