Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Tide

Revolted this morning and took an hour for me :) I had in mind to create a fresh, airy watercolor like one of my favorite artists, Charles Reid, does.

Well, my heavy pigmented self came out instead :)  Fun to be out plein air painting none the less!

The tides have been especially high the last few days.  There's a full moon tomorrow and it's really pulling some force with the sun on our ocean waters! Spring tides happen at the time of the full and new moons and high tides are extra high and low tides can be extra low. 

The marsh grass is greening but last season's dead purple shoots are all you see at high tide.  Beautiful colors in the marsh these days - especially at low tide.