Botany Bay Plantation is a beautiful heritage and wildlife preserve just north of Edisto Beach. It was originally two separate plantations (Bleak Hall and Sea Cloud Plantations), and the property was given to the state of South Carolina in 2008. I first visited it with a friend in February of 2009- and we spent the day wandering under the oaks, climbing through the forest, and exploring the oak "graveyard" beach. We didn't see another soul the entire day- it was magic!
I have been back a number of times, it's only about forty five minutes from Charleston, and the oak lined drive looks so incredibly different from season to season, or even depending on the time of day. I think I'll be revisiting and painting this subject for a long time.
This is an original piece created with acrylic paint and guache on stretched canvas. The sides are painted white and it is signed by Elise. Colors may vary slightly in person and all paintings are shipped via UPS from Charleston, South Carolina