Friday, August 21, 2009

Assateague Island National Seashore Painting

'Blazing Marsh' 8x10 pastel
This was the salt marsh last Fall at Assateaugue Island. The colors on the marsh were amazing and even more vivid under an overcast sky. I believe the red is sumac but I'm not sure. It sure did make a statement! I will be doing more marsh paintings for two reasons....I am preparing for my September 20 mini workshop on painting the marshes. We are going to concentrate on simplifying the landscape. I am also gearing up for a workshop in South Carolina with Stan Sperlak. I want to be ready to paint the marshes of the Low Country!

7 comments:

Susannah said...

When I'm silent and don't comment on your paintings it's because I just don't have the words, but I see and feel the beauty of every single one. This marsh painting and "First Encounter" compels me to remind you that you are my favorite artist and thank you so much for sharing the world you paint.

Helen Harris said...

now ... really this one just makes me pause...a beauty! Congrats on the acceptance too!

Karen said...

Thank you Susannah, as always you have such a wonderful way with words. I appreciate your sharing with me!

Karen said...

Thank you very Much Helen! I really enjoy painting the marsh so ths was a fun one for me.

Roxanne Steed said...

Thought I recognized these colors & marsh lines... I go here every September to paint... love this painting - you've captured this place well!

Karen said...

Thanks Roxanne. It's a great place to visit. We didn't get to paint because it was way too windy. I hope to go back though.

HOLLY'S ART said...

Stunning! I recognized this exact spot immediately!