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Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Wisps Over Flats"

"Wisps Over Flats"
plein aire painting
10x10 oil on prepared paper
floating in a wide, deep archival mat
Framed under glass with a maple contemporary frame

This soft and beautiful piece was painted from the glassed in front porch of a cottage on Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine.  I just loved the flats when the tide ebbed and made unpredictible ripples in the sand, exposing treasures underneath. The ledges you see in the painting would dissapear almost entirely at high tide. The cloud patterns that morning were a perfect couterpoint to the sand shapes. What would you say? Is this a skyscape or a sea scape?

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