#PleinAir Painter Maureen Vezina shares her work in progress.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Celebrating July 4th on July 3rd
Each year as we celebrate our great nation's birthday, Green Harbor really comes alive. Summer holiday revelers pour into Marshfield, MA, especially the areas where land meets ocean. It is a local tradition to have the fireworks extravaganza on July 3rd rather than July 4, a nice warm up for the Fourth. Words simply cannot describe this spectacle, nor can a simple 6x6 inch painting. This annual party has to be experienced live and in person to digest the full, old-fashion experience. This painting is merely a sliver of the scene, but one that I liked because of the greenish white glow of the handheld sparklers. The figures are in a semi circle mezmerized by their sparklers. Others are sitting on the seawall watching the non-stop fireworks.