|7"x7"x1", oil on masonite panel|
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This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):
This is still life #12 in my attempt at an ongoing "Painting A Day" challenge inspired by the likes of Duane Keiser and Abbey Ryan. It was taken from a collection of still lifes and landscapes set in Martha's Vineyard over the summer. This was during our stop at the Clay Cliffs of Aquinna on a day trip to the different areas of MV. The view was truly breathtaking and the weather was beautiful. There was a kind of observation platform at the very top where one could get a great bird's eye view of the Aquinna coast and the Gay Head Light House in the distance. I was almost overwhelmed with all the sights, frantic to catch them all on camera and make sure they were not hastily taken. I eventually had to just calm down and make sure I was enjoying my present surroundings as much as capturing them for later. This tree caught my eye hiding out behind one of the old gift shops along the trail. I thought the sun was hitting the tree beautifully, and the golden mass of reeds and beach grass exuded the essence of the gentle ocean breeze; the silence and solitude of the cliff and the distant sounds of the waves thundering below.