Tuesday, January 11, 2011

day's marsh


Day's is a lobster/clam shack along Route 1 in Maine.
My husband lives on their lobster rolls when we're back there.
While he ordered his umpteenth,
I slipped out back and took some pictures.
I did this pastel when we got back.



Dissatisfied, I put it aside a few months ago.
Thought I'd go back to it, but that can drive you crazy.
Better I should shoot it and let it go.
There are more pictures,
and there sure are more lobster rolls.

18 comments:

Shelley Smart said...

This is a beautiful painting! I hope you didn't mean THIS one was not up to par!

I know Day's. In fact, a Day daughter was in my class in high school. The marsh/tidal flats out behind their store is great fodder for paintings! I like that you know the places I know!

loriann said...

This is a beauty Sam. Exciting shapes in a peaceful setting.

Bob Lafond said...

Sam, Looks good to me. Actually looks great. Looks can be deceiving to the artist.

Bob

cohen labelle said...

You better jump up and down and shout hurrah - it's great you silly girl!

SamArtDog said...

Shelley--
Of course you know Day's. What fun! So you also know the scent of eau-de-flats. We call that "flavah".

SamArtDog said...

Loriann--
Exciting and peaceful. That about runs the gamut. We aim to please!

Casey Klahn said...

May I add my aye to this? Aye - it is very good. I imagine you going back to this theme in some future time in the studio and also doing another and another.

SamArtDog said...

Bob--
Self-criticism is harsh. On the other hand, compliments from pros give comfort. Thanks!

SamArtDog said...

Marcia--
Okay, I tried it; hollering "hurrah" only feels a little silly.

SamArtDog said...

The ayes have it, Casey. As I said, there are more pictures. Like the Goobernator would say, I'll be back!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I have to say that I like the way this piece is so controlled and quiet. The diagonals add energy that the quiet scene denies.

Double "D" said...

Great painting Sam!
It has a definite Andrew Wyeth feel, whom
I admire.

A striking piece!

Double "D" said...

How's the healing going? This is a shoulder right?
Now for pete's sake, don't fall and hurt the other one.
When you're out walking, wrap yourself in a mattress although I'm not sure what the benefit will be .... fresh air for your head and feet?

These last two paintings are awesome!

Doug

SamArtDog said...

Kvan--
I thought the control blocked. But you're right about the diagonals; they break through. There's always something to be found, even from what seemed lost.

SamArtDog said...

HAY-AY-AY, DD!
Wow, is it ever great to hear from you! I've missed you! Don't disappear like that again, y'hear?

In spite of myself, I'm doing fine, although my over-worked guardian angel has about had it with me. But I guess angels can't quit. That means you can't either.
Stay tuned!

Jala Pfaff said...

Looks as good as I remember it. A beauty.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I'll add an "aye."

Carol King said...

I like it.