Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Narrow Path

The Narrow Path, 12 x 12

St. Simons Island, GA is known for its huge oak trees which provide wonderful shade and beautiful dappled light. When I saw this path, I was particularly drawn to the contrast between the light in the distance and the sense of shelter under the darkened tree canopy. This site was part of a plantation in the early 1800's. Now it's the home of Epworth By The Sea, a beautiful conference grounds (and a favorite painting location for me!)


Victor Errington said...

Another beauty Laurel,well done.
All the best.

Robin Roberts said...

Great work. Looks like you are having fun with these.


Double "D" said...

Very strong painting. Beautiful colors
and brush work. Yesterdays was really
nice as well. I envy your ability and the
time to paint every day. Looking forward
to many more.

Pam Holnback said...

Absolutely beautiful. I really like the contrast and shadows in the palms on monday.

Marian Fortunati said...


Karen's blog said...

Laurel, this is one of my favorite paintings of yours, even though I like them all. Karen Wilkerson

Erika Jaeggli said...

Great painting Laurel! My eye is drawn directly to where the tree casts a shadow on the path. It was fun painting with you today. Thanks for the wise words on blogging. You will be happy to know that this is my first ever blog comment!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

This painting feels like it holds a story. The tree is so magnificently alive. So much feeling is expressed so beautifully.