An isthmus of glistening white sand is made even more beautiful by its stark vulnerability. Note the determined and exquisitely fragile trees attempting to stand their ground. A strip of land clearly delineates the wide sky above and the soft blue water beneath. As a viewer you can breathe in all that space and just unwind.
This is a six foot oil painting of a Peconic Land Trust conserved property on Long Island’s North Fork called Dam Pond. Each year it changes slightly as the tides and the wind chisel away at the sand. The foliage changes along with the season and right now flaunts a luscious range of jade, lime and olive green. This place is beautiful in every season and always different. We are very lucky that it was protected and saved from development. It came close.
To learn more about this environmentally unique and valuable place click here: https://www.peconiclandtrust.org/pdf/newsletters/nl_2012_fall_sm.pdf
Until next time,
I hope you can come to the show and see this painting and many others!
Plein Air Peconic’s 8th Annual Exhibition and Sale
October 4th, 5th, 6th
Friday, Saturday 10am – 8pm Sunday 10am -5pm
Artist Reception: Saturday, October 5th 5-8 pm
780 Springs Fireplace Road East Hampton, NY
This month I will be donating 10% of my sales to the Peconic Land Trust. I am a founding member of Plein Air Peconic, the artist group dedicated to helping the Peconic Land Trust conserve the natural beauty of the East End of Long Island.