April 2012

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"On My Walk"

“On My Walk”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

I pass this house a few times a week on my winter’s daily walk. It always makes me smile when I come upon it. Sometimes there are otter in the little saltwater estuary and sometimes duck and now a chorus of red wing blackbirds. At low tide the pond is mostly empty and high can fill it to the brim. I won’t try to paint this again until fall as the poison ivy is leafing out and it was up to my waist where I stood…

"Up Island Spring"

“Up Island Spring”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I found myself at friends’ summer house with this beautiful evening view happening, friends not home, but housepainter’s ladder left against the upstair balcony. What a glorious vista from on high! Thank you friends, and you know who you are!!!

"Clam Point"

“Clam Point”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

Compared to summer, this is a quiet place in early spring. No boats out on moorings. No paddle boards floating by. With water temperature near 50˚F, it is still too cool for much water activity except for waterfowl and fish and Osprey…

"Wasque from Left Fork"

“Wasque from Left Fork”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

Wasque (way-sque (as in squeek)), off in the distance, is one of the most terrific fishing spots on Chappaquiddick Island. It is the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sound tides 90 degrees to one another, a turbulent place for waves, fish, bait, boats and fishermen. This view is hardly ever noticed as one drives right past while going to South Beach. The foreground is Herring Creek and the farther body of water is Katama Bay. I only noticed this because I had gotten out of my car and had gone for a bird walk looking for Great Blue Heron in the Creek…

"Quansoo Creek"

“Quansoo Creek”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

This scene attracted me a year ago, but the pond has been over full of water until now. Only when the dune has been cut open to the sea does it get this low…

"Beach Cabanas"

“Beach Cabanas”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

A pleasant day of location scouting lead me to the cabanas near sunset. Since last painting here, earth moving equipment had been building up the beach and dunes for a few years. The seas and winds had removed the sand as the tide line crept up to the decks of the bathing houses, threatening to carry them away. A multi-million dollar effort of moving dredging spoils from a nearby channel widening project replenished beach and dunes. However, the way nature moves sand in and out and away, I don’t expect this area to remain flush for long…

"Perception"

“Perception”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

To say Perception’s bottom paint caught my eye would be an understatement. It took me a few scouting tours to decide what time of day was optimal for painting. Lunches at the nearby Tavern helped the scouting, too…