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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Marsh

Spring Marsh
Oil on Panel

This is one of my favorite pieces for this time of year and I wanted to share it with you, even though it was sold. The colors tell just what is happening right now in the coastal marshes.I painted it at the Cox Reservation in Essex, MA. This gorgeous place was the home of renowned muralist Allyn Cox, who gave the property to the conservation group, Essex Greenbelt.

From their website: "The studio barn, which served as Cox’s Studio, still contains many of the tools used by Allyn Cox to practice and create his murals. Some of the implements on display include old canvas stretchers, brushes, and palettes. One of his murals is permanently on display. For one weekend every June, Greenbelt hosts an art exhibit and sale. Two barns are converted into colorful galleries, and display and sell the artwork of over 130 local Essex County artists.

The view there that I painted is often referred to as "Motif #2". It is a place where artists are always welcome and can find lots to paint.

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