Sunday, September 14, 2008

Misty's Marsh, Chincoteague





"Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague. island, and then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, Paul and Maureen Beebe, have set their hearts on owning one particular wild three-year old pony, The Phantom. Only they have to earn the money, the Phantom has to be captured in the roundup (which she never has), and then they have to outbid everyone else for her in the auction. And even the Phantom herself has a surprise for Paul and Maureen: a foal named Misty." Review written by Kathy Li



8"x10" oil on Belgian linen mounted on professional artboard (Raymar)

Saturday morning we painted at one of the marsh areas over on Assateague, the National Wildlife Refuge where the wild ponies are. Artists love to paint this side in the morning as the sun is behind us & illuminates the trees and grasses so beautifully. Frequently the ponies end up grazing through while we are there painting in this area. The day was hot, humid and bright as opposed to the day before- Friday was an overcast sky. The contrasts are frankly quite fun for painters to have such a back to back contrast from one day to the next!

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1 Comments:

Blogger lyn said...

That is wonderful to see the painting on location!! Shows so much about the process. Thank you and continued success.

September 15, 2008 at 4:28 AM  

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