Pines on the Ashepoo
This 10 X 8 oil painting is a view in the Ashepoo near Bennet's Point and actually is a scene common to many areas of our Lowcountry where low land integrates with the abundant waterways that populate our coast. Many paintings, when viewed by friends, are mislocated when they think they know the origin of the scene before them. Of course, they generally are correct in that the scene is not unique. Lots of our lowcountry estuaries look very much alike when taken out of their landscape context.
Although many are tempted to land themselves on these islands to view the flora and fauna up close, forgetting that not only are they trespassing, but also putting themselves in danger, especially in high grass, with alligators and "Cotton Mouth" Watermoccasins.