Crab Shack or Two
Original plein air landscape oil painting of old, worn fishing dock area with weathered crab shacks by Delaware artist Sarah Baptist.
Original plein air landscape oil painting of old, worn fishing dock area with weathered crab shacks. My modern take of landscape painting consists of scenes such as this one with nature nestled next to a utility pole, wires and a beautiful blue sky. Working en plein air or “in the open air” is a wonderful way to reflect my environment. Painting in this manner lends itself to being expressionistic as you respond to the look, feel, smell and sounds that surround you. This one was particularily wonderful with the sounds of gulls and lapping water against the docks.
My brushwork is loose and impressionistic as I do like to work quickly and express the scene I am looking at. I enjoy working pencil drawing into the wet paint to add details as well as a different mark to the painting. This is my way of combining painting and drawing into one finished completely original art work.
This was painted during a plein air event that 70 other artists attended for 4 days in Snow Hill, Maryland. A wonderful town and community.