Willa Vennema

Spruce Tree Skyline: Low Tide, 2021
Encaustic and Oil Stick on Panel
12 x 12 in
Several of the paintings for the show are of low tide scenes. Here in coastal Maine we live with the excitement and beauty of the ever present and dramatic change of tide. One particular evening last summer the reflections of the trees on the clam flats during low tide were magical. The contrast between the still, bright water beyond the tree reflections, and the dark rippled area where the trees where casting their shadows was something I hoped to capture in these paintings.