Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pools, painting # 26

Pools    8 x 8"    $125
Some of you know the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts.  A birder's destination for many around the globe, it has some of the most beautiful saltmarsh habitats which attract all sorts of birds and mammals.  It has some forested sections but it's the saltmarshes and beautiful stretches of beach that draw in so many visitors, both animal and human-kind.  One warm day last October I enjoyed some time there working in my sketchbook in the company of a student/friend of mine.  The painting here is based on one of my watercolor sketches and one photo reference from that day.  I encourage everyone to take a day and visit this important place.  Bring a picnic lunch or get something to eat at one of the handful of restaurants on the island.  Just enjoy the beauty and the birds.

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