Monday, June 25, 2012

MORNING OVER THE MARSH


Sometimes a quick study or plein air painting like this can be the motivation for a whole series of  new paintings.  Each time it is a little different and as my eye drifts over the forms and undulations of the land, takes in the weight of moisture-laden skies, a new feeling comes over me - a kind of joy that inspires my painters' heart. Exploring and working along the Eastern Shore like this has been for me a continued experience of discovery and joy. Even going back to some of the same places reveals new ideas and I am nearly always faced with exciting images from which to work. One of these days I hope to take a month off and spend the time painting along the coast - always a major source of inspiration for me. There is always so much more to see and my eye is eager for the next experience. So much so that I could spend the rest of my life working this way without ever coming to an end. This small oil study is about 5" X 7".

4 comments:

john said...

A very pleasing little painting. Nice colors and textures.

Peter Brown said...

I look forward to you taking that month off Jeremy - start planning it now!

John said...

Looking forward to the "Pearse Coastal Grand Tour"... even if circumstances dictate that you can only do it a few days at a time...

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks for the comments! I must say that I am looking forward to the up-coming trip but after the record breaking temps we've been having lately, I think I'll wait until the autumn especially since I'll be spending most of the time painting outdoors!