Ice on Great Salt Bay

“Ice on Great Salt Bay”, 12 x 16, oil on linen, en plein air

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I painted “Ice on Great Salt Bay” this winter on January 28th, a beautiful and unseasonably warm day.  Driving through Damariscotta, I saw the warm marsh grasses against the cool snow and ice-covered bay.  Fortunately there was a trailhead with easy access on DRA’s Salt Bay Preserve.

 

Fisherman’s Island

My newest painting called “Fisherman’s Island” will be showing at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport’s 33rd Annual Modern Marine Masters Exhibition. The show will run April 29th – June 17th, 2012.

This annual exhibition showcases the timeless beauty of ships and the sea and features original paintings, drawings, sculpture, scrimshaw, and models from top marine artists around the world. On view are works that inspire the artist’s spirit, including classic racing yachts, elegant modern vessels, everyday working boats and the men who make their living from the sea, scenes of busy harbors, and paintings of serene beaches.

More than 80 of today’s leading maritime artists will participate in the exhibition and over 100 works of art will be on display and available for purchase.

Fisherman’s Island, 12″x24″, oil on canvas

Fisherman’s Shed

Looking south down the the Damariscotta River, this painting is of an old fisherman’s shed on the tip of a small point of land.  This classic river scene evokes a feeling of peace and solitude.

If you have seen this painting, please contact the artist as it was lost/stolen from a gallery in New London Connecticut in 2011.

Fisherman’s Shed, 11″x14″, oil on linen by Brad Betts