Plein Air Painting at the Great Sippewissett Marsh

The Great Sippewissett Marsh section of the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth is one of the most beautiful stretches over the 11 mile trail. The views are expansive and breathtaking. I have walked it many times, but yesterday, for the first time, I painted there along side the trail. I painted in the morning because I wanted the sun to be behind me. I used my trusty BestBrella umbrella to shade my paper from the sun and then went to it. Here's my painting, followed by a photo of the marsh as I saw it from where I was standing at my easel.. If I had painted from the photo, I would have never seen the color I observed while on site. Being out there really does make a difference!

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