9/1/08

SUMMER'S END

This anchor laid on the ocean floor, easily visible when the tide went out. Three summers ago, four of us stayed in a ocean front home, painting and enjoying the incredible northern Maine coastline right outside our door.

Textures always seem to scream at me to paint them, and the textures in this painting were fun to do - the rope, the rusted iron, the rocks and mossy weeds. Compared to my previous post, this was done in a much more controlled way, a way I find more relaxing to create.

Painted while we were at the coast, I can remember smelling that fresh, salty ocean air as I worked. It was a great week. Thanks so much for including me, Barb.

"LEFT BEHIND" Transparent Watercolor on 140# Arches 15 x 11" COLLECTED

6 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I love it! The textures and colors are wonderful.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

There aren't that many elements in this painting, yet they are so well-integrated that there is a richness to the scene that just draws me in. Everything is just so right about it! I keep looking at all those tiny little pebbles acting as grout in the cracks and the textures of the mossy areas and the rust on the anchor and....

Dawn said...

this is perfect Sandy!

Sandy said...

Boy do those textures all come together and the anchor just pops out at you. Great painting.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Adore this one - such subtle colours.

nicolaus said...

This one just blows me away! I´m so impressed with your work!

Niclas J.