Monday, September 3, 2012

Salt Marsh Afternoon

Salt Marsh Afternoon
Oil on canvas, 6X12

Last fall, I took a photo of afternoon shadows lengthening onto the Wachapreague salt marsh on a golden afternoon (the photo is below).

It was one of the moments, one of the scenes, that made me fall in love with the place. And it is something I want to paint, and will paint, over and over. And over.

At the Olde Mystick Village Meet the Artists show, I made a small version of what is destined to be a larger painting. I have a canvas that is 24x72, that I'd been planning to use for this painting. I had been thinking of doing a horizontal painting, but something that a buyer said made me think vertical.

I really like the vertical approach, and how it came out in this very small painting. But what about a painting that's 72 inches high? That's 6 feet. What do you think? Do people have places for a painting that's 6 feet tall, or would I be making an unsalable work? I'd love to hear your opinions.


If you're reading this Monday, you can come to the final day of the Olde Mystick show. It's at the edge of the shopping center near the Steak Loft, and it is a fun and interesting show, with lots of very fine work. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you're there, please stop in to my booth and say hello!

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