Stump on Capers 12″ x 16″ oil on panel, framed by the artist
Stump on Capers continues my fascination with the Boneyard Beach and the beauty of nature reclaiming itself. Capers Island is one of the barrier islands that can only be visited by ferry. Captain Bob was very informative and entertaining in explaining the inexplicable magic of the tidal waters and islands near Charleston. I last visited Capers when shooting the movie Emanuel, about the Emanuel Nine.
What attracted me to this common looking stump was the magical intersection of the cast shadow and reflection at its base. The challenge was finding just the right values to create the illusion of air water and land, interlacing one another in this tidal pool, brimming with life and energy.