Sunrise Jekyll Island Wetland Painting

A marsh at sunrise painting on Jekyll Island

 Wetland Painting of Jekyll Island

This beautiful contemporary sunset nature painting was created using layers of glazing  in order to give this contemporary painting a luminous look and feel. This breathtaking sunrise painting is based on a Jekyll Island trip we took.  The sunlit trees and grasses illuminate and reflect in the glistening water in this landscape painting.

Jekyll Island provides a lot of inspiration for landscape and plein air paintings as much of the island is not developed.  I was fascinated by the miles of beautiful beaches and marshes. We took some time to take a stroll in the village shopping area by the Jekyll Island Club in the historic district.  We also visited some old ruins on the island too!  I am sure that one of my next paintings will be of one of the beaches with the beautiful large driftwood found on Driftwood Beach.  We also enjoyed a day trip to St. Simons Island where we found quaint shops and restaurants by the bay. 

I enjoy exploring and painting coastal scenes.  I have plenty of photos to keep me busy and next time, I will stay longer so I can do some more plein air paintings!