This day was all about bringing the essence of the natural environment around the Barn into the studio to create an interior space that would reflect something of my experience as an artist touched by the exquisite beauty of Spring Island's natural environment. In this case it was the long needled pine, the cones, the bark, branches and long straight needles that had touched me the most.
The magnolia leaves were a thoughtful gift from a special visitor. When I added them to my still-life of branches, pines, bark, etc, they became a connection to my home in Greenville, SC where the magnificent magnolia trees have become my symbol for place.
Sometimes I love the details best of all!
The last addition to the still-life was the Palmetto leaf.