#PleinAir Painter Maureen Vezina shares her work in progress.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Harbor Park Along Green Harbor River
Harbor Park - Stage One
Harbor Park is a new open space near the town pier in Marshfield, MA. It boasts a beautiful 300 degree vista of marsh, river, marinas and docks. The picnic tables have a nice, solid overhead shelter, which came in handy the last hot day I painted there. On this day I wanted to capture the Dribeck Road bridge that passes over the marsh. This time instead of painting from Harbor Park, I set up in the town pier parking lot and faced north so that I could paint Harbor Park itself along with the bridge.
Harbor Park - Stage Two
There was quite a bit of activity by maintenance crews, cleaning and mowing, and I later discovered from a Harbormaster staff member that these were preparations for the local television station, Fox 25's "Zip Trip." The marsh grasses were just beginning to turn gold and even though it was a mostly cloudy day, this spot was simply gorgeous. No wonder it was to be showcased on television.
Harbor Park from Pier
My tip to the television crew would be to not set up where I was, as toward the end of my paint out, the wind shifted to the west, thereby enveloping me in the odor of the "tuna head" barrel. I was almost done at that point and here is the progress so far. I plan to tone down the blue on the bridge before it gets framed.