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Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Pratt's Brook Marsh"


Pratt's Brook Marsh
9"x12" oil on Raymar panel

Initial Drawing

Not finished, but the light had gone...

End of first session

I had lots of fun at the marsh behind Day's Lobster in Yarmouth, Maine last weekend. It was just before sunset and I'd get an occasional glimpse of the sun, just enough to light up the marsh grass with that wonderful autumn glow. I'm always amazed at how fast the tide moves in the creek bed, it was a challenge to fix one water level in my memory. I wasn't quite finished when the light had gone and so went back a couple of nights later, catching the rising instead of ebbing tide. The finished painting is at the top.

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