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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tilghman Inlet

Tilghman Inlet
Oil on canvas, 16x20

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On Tilghman Island, there's water everywhere. It defines the land, limits the roadways, edges the back yards. It's home to birds and ducks, egrets and ospreys, fish and crabs, frogs and turtles. Sound skips over its surface, and light touches it and bounces, bringing sky to earth.

At dusk on this evening, while I painted, the twilight glowed pink and cream, and the shadows gathered in the tussocks of grass in the salt marsh. Sky and air grew soft and sweet until light and sensation seemed nearly the same thing.

On an island, when there's peace, it is a peace like no other.

3 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Carrie is this terrific. You've caught the wildness of the sanctuary beautifully.

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thanks, Liz, so very much. The scene really was pretty special. I imagine that winters there are very difficult, and of course, hurricane season would be tough, even though it is an island on a bay, not on the ocean...

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