Santee State Park Revisited
Sep 7, 2023
My time at Santee State Park resulted in many paintings over the years. Let me show you some of my paintings from my first visit there. You may have seen some of these. I am hopeful you will enjoy them this time too. : )
This great blue heron was at my cabin, and seemed to bid me welcome each time I returned. Really, it was probably the excellent fishing for him in this dense, lush shoreline.
Santee State Park is replete with these beautiful places. It seems very holy to me. I don’t really have words to explain, but my spirit seems to connect with these places in a way nothing else does. That is why this is what I paint.
I was inspired by that little tree standing tall on the horizon while the blustery sky threatened summer rain. I can smell the rain and know it is coming, and my bet is that the tree could too. So, the painting could be read as the rain is on the horizon, but the focus for me was the tree that would stand tall not matter the weather.
This view gave me many paintings, but this is the first one. It was just so very beautiful each and every night I was there. Cooling of the temperature and the light couple with the campfires and lights coming on. Evening sounds of …. Well who knows what makes those sounds!
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, a SCDNR public land near Santee State Park and was a lovely way to spend the day. The vast natural beauty in this area is healing to my spirit. To sit in such beauty and paint is the height of my joy. It so effortlessly exists without any input from us humans. ; )
Thank you my fellow art lovers for viewing my paintings. I hope you enjoyed them. This week I am starting a new big painting! I am excited to tell you about it next week.
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