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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Great Marsh Sketches







Here are three new sketches inspired by a visit to The Great Marsh on Cape Cod this summer. These will be small paintings, probably 6 x 6" or so - quite a contrast to the three to five foot paintings I've been working to finish up. They have a very different mood - calmer than the turbulent volcanic plumes and storm clouds that have dominated my work over the past few months.

I'm acutely aware of how the days are getting shorter and I know how difficult it is to artificially light a large surface evenly to work on, so I'll probably be working on smaller works for the next few weeks.

Related Post:
Cape Cod Marshes

10 comments:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Can't WAIT to see these! Wonderful series, nice peaceful flow to them.

Jean Spitzer said...

These drawings are beautiful. Are they 6x6?

Suzanne McLean said...

Looking forward to seeing these sketches as paintings, Katherine. How exciting.

And thanks for checking out my blog - welcome!

mariannepost said...

Reminds me of Skagit Valley, Fir Island in Washington. There is something peaceful and refreshing in capturing meandering grasses and water. Looking forward to some wip updates.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Everyone!

Dianne - thanks for dropping by.

Jean - they are indeed 6 x 6.

Suzanne - you're more than welcome.

Marianne - Skagit Valley, Fir Island sounds like a beautiful place for inspiration.

Dianne Poinski said...

Beautiful! I love that they will be a series. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Dianne!

Artpencil Radisch said...

wonderful artworks!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Artpencil!

loriann said...

Katherine, Love these little sketches. Can't wait to see what you do with the color. Marianne is right they are reminiscent of Skakit valley.
There is something wonderful about marshes. I guess it is the way they lead the eye through. Depending on which parts you choose the journey can be slow or fast.