This is a 30×24 acrylic on canvas painting I did of a beautiful sunset over a salt marsh on Pawley’s Island. In 2000 my husband and I got married in a beautiful little chapel in Myrtle Beach, SC. We honeymooned in Georgetown, SC and, when we’d get a break in the rainy weather, we’d jet over to Pawley’s Island to enjoy the relatively quiet beach until the next deluge would begin. Fast forward 19 years later, and we took our kids to Myrtle Beach to show them all the fun places we enjoyed on our honeymoon…Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, Georgetown, Brookgreen Gardens, and yes, Pawley’s Island.
Sadly, we got to the beach where we’d sunned and crabbed lo these many years prior, only to find it was now thoroughly private and strictly off-limits to the unwashed masses (us) who did not reside or rent in the neighborhood. We sadly trudged back to our car, but on the way back, I spotted this scene on the salt marsh by the side of the road. I captured the moment, and now, I’ve attempted to recapture it on canvas.