A View of a Salt Marsh

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Oil on 6 x 6″ canvas panel board. $40.00

The salt marshes at the Bass Hole Boardwalk (Gray’s Beach) are magical little ecosystems.  For this painting, I experimented with using a palette knife instead of brushes.  The process of creating texture this new (to me!) way is very satisfying.

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Quiet Tide Pool

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Oil on 6 x 6″ canvas panel board. $40.00

I went for a quiet walk alone on Skaket Beach at low tide.  It was a little cloudy, and I was looking in the tide pools for seashells and other beach treasures.  When I looked up, I saw that the clouds were starting to burn off, and there were sailboats way out in the distance, peeking through the clouds and mist.

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Tide Pool at Skaket Beach

Oil on canvas panel board.  (Not for Sale)

Low tide at Skaket Beach in Orleans, MA is amazing because the tide goes waaaaaaaaay out, leaving delightful tide pools as far as the eye can see.  I painted this during our recent family vacation to the Cape.  After a day of catching hermit crabs, my son released his crab friends into this tide pool, where they could climb up into the sea grass and mud if they didn’t feel like going for a swim.

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