"Into the Flow"- Stony Creek/Washburn Preserve, Branford Land Trust Property, Branford, CT acrylics, 16 x 36" on gallery wrapped canvas, available at Branford Art Center
"Cattails at the Creek" Stony Creek/Washburn Preserve, Branford Land Trust Property, Branford, CT acrylics 8 x 10" framed
"End of an Autumn Day" Stony Creek/Washburn Preserve, Branford Land Trust Property, Branford, CT , acrylics 12 x 24" framed in black frame with gold inset
All three of these paintings were based on a recent Sunday afternoon trip to the Stony Creek Partnership and Washburn Preserve, one of the Branford Land Trust Properties in Branford, CT.
A hidden gem of the Connecticut Coast, it's a bit challenging to find but definitely worth the search. Our GPS bought us close to the intersection of Thimble Island Road and Wallace Road. You'd never know there's a Land Trust Property there unless you read the map detail on their website. There are no signs. No clues. Just by faith walk about 100 yards up a private drive. There you'll find a single post with a Branford Land Trust sign nailed to it.
Upon entering the property climb up a narrow incline to a bed of rocks and then down a slope leads you to this vast open area of rocks, marshes and the rushing water of the river pouring into the Long Island Sound. It's really beautiful and peaceful there and some how we seem to just let the rumble of the rushing train not interfere with our afternoon hike. In fact the sight of the tracks in the distance and occasional clickety clack of the train over the trestle bridge reminded us of where we were..... so close to home.
All three of these paintings are available in my online store and or at Branford Art Center.
Be apart of the painted journey... comment below on your favorite Connecticut or New England scenes....and maybe that will be my next painting excursion.
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