Sound Side #2, Oil on Paper, 7.5″ x 7″

A week vacation at the beach provides an opportunity to paint something new. Coming from the summer green and rolling landscape of central Virginia, the flat, open marshes of the coast present new challenges. The light is softened by water ladened air, the palette a range of blues not found at home. In this landscape, the sky dominates. Reflecting off the water, it fills the whole scene, creating an inviting openness of lost horizons and long views.