“Sengekontacket Pond Marsh”

"Sengekontacket Pond Marsh"

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

Sengekontacket is an American Indian name meaning “at the bursting forth of the tidal stream”. This is a large Great Pond held in check by a long narrow and curved barrier beach between it and the Vineyard Sound. As storms and tides opened and closed this pond to the sea occasionally during a year, two permanent openings were finally dug. They were lined with stone jetties, and bridges were erected. Both bridges, the road and the bike path over them are just out of view to the right. Much more pond is to the left and straight beyond the pines. In waning winter sunlight, these marsh grasses glow among the bushes in the foreground and the dark shapes of the pines beyond…

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