Oil on Linen
24 x 30 in
Lane's Island Preserve was one of my favorite places on the island to paint for its rugged beauty and the sheer variety of coastal views. I spent a lot of time on the island taking a variety of hikes to really get to know the place and scout out locations for painting. One morning I decided to do a bit of hiking on one of the trails that I hadn't noticed on my previous visits to Lane's Island, and I'm so glad I did. I came upon this gorgeous view of Rugosa roses hugging the coastline, and determined to return that afternoon to see what I could capture. The completed painting from that day, entitled "Day's End, Lane's Island" (11x14") is also a part of this exhibit. As I often do with my plein air paintings, I developed this larger composition based on that smaller piece.