Colorful Sunset Sol Legare 20 X 16"
Those who visit Folly Beach may be unaware of the fact that one crosses Sol Legare Island which now home to a large Harris Teeter grocery store off to your right heading out. If one turns to the right at that light and heads towards the Stono River Access at Sol Legare landing ,one passes many old island houses and shacks, the old Bachman's Seafood site and the now famous Mosquito Beach. Many Sea Islands live close to Sol Legare. Kings Flats is an area just seaward of the island and ends near the Stono in an intricate area of mud flats and mounds with oysters and grass. This is a prime spot for those who like to fish "the flats".
These islands near the Stono generally look west and south, either out onto the "flats" or over the mash looking out onto the river. When the tide is high in the grass and when the sunset is glorious as it frequently is, the views can be astounding.
This painting done with acrylic, overlooking a small pond is looking west as the sunset lights up the sky and clouds in a shocking array of colors, with the tall pines silhouetted in the foreground.
For those who are interested in history, Sol Legare and Grimball's Landing on James Island were the landing sites of Union Troops in June of 1862 in an unsuccessful attempt to capture Charleston by land in the famous Battle of Secessionville. Union ships sailed up the Stono, landing on the southeast corner of James Island and Sol Legare with 6500 troops but were decimated by the resistance put up by 3000 rebel troops at Fort Lamar. This historic battle ended further attempts at capture of Charleston for the rest of the war.
This is a 20X16" painting on stretched canvas and weighs 14 oz.