North Shore High Tide

TM8569 North Shore High Tide 36x60 oil on panel

TM8569 North Shore High Tide 36×60 oil on panel

North Shore High Tide is all about movement through an encroaching high tide, and provides a chance to have fun with shifting, watery planes and the glittery sheen of a wet granite ledge.  The sweeping gestures and brushstrokes of the water provide a perfect contrast to the stability of the granite. In fact, the painting pursues a number of contrasts: hard/soft, wet/dry, coarse/slippery, near/far, deep/shallow, and fog/sunlight. Despite the drama of implied danger in the foreground, there is also a feeling of vigorous energy and optimism in the brightening day. Detail below. Enjoy.

TM8569 North Shore High Tide - close-up showing granite ledge with breaking wave

TM8569 North Shore High Tide – close-up showing granite ledge with breaking wave

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