Saturday, September 13, 2008

End of the Island, Chincoteague

“Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”

- Dale Carnegie

8"x10" oil on linen mounted on board

This is Friday late afternoon's painting. After lunch we drove around the island to check out other places,...& ended up coming back close to where we were in the first place. But this part of the marsh had a ton of egrets feeding in the marsh when we set up. They stayed there for almost the whole time we painted, leaving after they gorged themselves for another 2 hours. Then, practically in unison.... they arose & left all together.... This is the marsh after the quiet.....

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Blogger John David Thornton said...

I like this painting.
From a distance the light feels totally natural and cohesive, while close up it is a beautiful tangled web of thick globs.

September 30, 2008 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

hehehe- that's a good description...that's how I see nature- sort of messy close-up, but the 'big-picture' comes together in surprisingly solid forms! Thanks for visiting my blog!

October 1, 2008 at 6:50 PM  

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