Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dusk On The Eastern Shore, Virginia

Available for purchase from my website. 

 8"x10" oil on canvas mounted on archival panel 

Can you be in love with a place?? I drove down from Connecticut to Virginia on Monday to visit with my painter friend Norma Wilson. When I finally reach the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the sun is a bit lower in the sky, and the farm fields are rich in shadow. The cool blue tones reflect off the tin roofed barns & silos. The storm clouds from Sunday were still lingering, as the sun tried burning through the remains. The last bit of daylight glancing across these acres of flat coastal farm land is full of color. As I reach Cape Charles, just on the north side of the Chesapeake Bay, I look forward to that first glimpse of water! Heading up on the first huge bridge span past Fisherman's Island I look left to count the huge container ships in outer part of the bay. There were eight out there yesterday. Am I a bit nervous about passing a semi head on in the tunnel? Well, yes... but as I leave the second tunnel, I'm closer to my destination, the place I enjoyed living for so many years.

Reconnecting with your artist friends is such a treat. I've had a wonderful day today getting together with my old painting buddies Norma, Barbara Mastaglio & Scott London.

 Now, I've been back from convention for a week, and still no posts? Yes, I've been unpacking, re-packing and reading my notes from that week - I do still have lots to share!

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Blogger Norma Wilson said...

Gorgeous painting Roxanne. I loved being able to watch you paint this one and how you captured the feel of the Eastern Shore which I have traveled many times!

April 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma! It's such a wonderful view. It's changed a bit over the years, but still beautiful!

April 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

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