Salt Marsh Afternoon

TM8575 Salt Marsh Afternoon 18x36 oil on panel

TM8575 Salt Marsh Afternoon 18×36 oil on panel

Based on a location in Maine – a gorgeous dairy farm on the coast – this quiet view of a salt marsh was “in the works” for several months. I started it last spring, worked on it some, then set it aside because I didn’t know how to finish it. The composition worked, but it didn’t have the magic. Last Saturday I visited Ogunquit, Maine and had a chance to renew my acquaintance with the coastline, breathing in the salty smells, eating seafood, walking the expansive beach, and enjoying the Marginal Way. All the way up and all the way home I kept mulling over my little marsh. With fresh impressions in mind, I adjusted the colors with glazes, developed a bit more mystery in the light, wove the seawater into the newly highlighted stones. Memory can only get you so far……

Enjoy. Details below.

TM8575 Salt Marsh Afternoon - detai from center

TM8575 Salt Marsh Afternoon – detail from center

TM8575 Salt Marsh Afternoon - detail from lower right

TM8575 Salt Marsh Afternoon – detail from lower right

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