Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This is the painting, "Sailor's Delight" (30" x 40"), that I used for the postcard to my show, Hotscapes. The scene is a beautiful creek in South Chatham that leads out to Nantucket Sound. The light is always so beautiful and always changing here. It is a great spot to go crabbing, catch a fish, go oystering in January (yes, January!) or go birding. The pole in the distance, that kind of resembles a telephone pole, is actually an osprey nest. Among the many birds we see here are osprey, green herons, great blue herons, gulls, eider ducks, snowy egrets, hummingbirds (seen often hovering around the pinkish-lavender phlox that blooms in July), are just a few. I love this spot as it reminds me of the relaxed pace of summer and the after dinner walks where we capture nature at its best. The title comes from "Red sky at night, sailor's delight, red sky in morning, sailors take warning". Okay, now I am thoroughly done with this New England winter and ready to jump into summer!
Posted by: Whitney Alexanderson Heavey