Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Low Tide, After Rain

Low Tide, After Rain.
Oil on gesso board
15 cm x 21 cm or 6 inches x 8 inches

It had rained in the night leaving pools of water in the boats. By the time I was down by the quay the sun was shining, everything was drying. The air was laced with the smells of wet ropes and seaweed and tidal mud. Small reflections shone in the boat, tiny windows into another world and there were diamonds in the mud. A rich day.

5 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

And a rich painting. Lovely.

Cathyann said...

Love your work! Just found this and I am so glad. This unique point of view is riveting. Your work inspires me to get out and into my own surroundings more often. Thank you!

Susan said...

I am amazed at the intricacy of the wooden slats of the boat and how you give a feeling of so much depth and texture - really terrific.

Karl said...

Like the sparkles in the water.

Laureline said...

Mmmmm, my favorite part of this delicious painting are the squiggles and scribbles of paint and light on the left. A perfect counterpoint to the strong architecture of the boat. Altogether such a powerful little painting. Very Japanesey, very bold ;D.