Small Creek and Trees near Kiawah Ocean Course; North Kiawah 30 X 40"
This scene is now historic since these trees have suffered excessive exposure to the erosion in the bend of the creek. Once full of leaves as they are here, the salt has damaged these trees and shrubs leaving scraggly grey branches and twigs.
The scene here looks back at high tide towards the "Ocean Course" on the north end of Kiawah. Extensive marsh and creeks have kept this part of the island remote and undeveloped. Deer and Raccoons are still plentiful here as they are not considered a nuisance to the residents.
Once, before the developers moved in to make this wild and lonely island a resort island, all sorts of wildlife lived in complete freedom here and in great numbers. Most were considered troublesome to these newcomers and most have had to escape or be hunted down.
The small creek that feeds this large marshy area tends to "silt up" at its origin off the Stono making trips inside difficult at low tide. A sandy point marks this creek's origin and has become a summer destination for families of boaters.
This is a 30 X 40" painting with oil and acrylic on canvas. It weighs 5 pounds.