Sunday, April 22, 2012

St Simons Island Plein Air Event, Day 3

 Ruins of Cannons Point Plantation.  These 3ft square tabby pillars are  remains from the antebellum home on St Simons Island.    The property is now part of the Land Trust on St Simons Island and will be open soon.    Glynn Art Association hosted a Plein Air Event and gave the painters a day at this remote location.  What a step back in time.  I couldn't help but think of the family and the staff and the lives they must have lived on the northern end of St Simons.  The live oak and pine forest is dense for miles around.   The craftmanship of these piers and the nearby kitchen chimney that still stands is remarkably enduring.    
16x20 oil on linen panel, this photo is the almost finished stage.
Available from Glynn Art Association, St Simons Island  912-638-8770, $950

this is how the property looks now

1 comment:

  1. OMG Robin, the ghosts haunting this place! You are so fortunate to be there, painting.