Swept Away with Wonderful Memories
Swept Away, oil painting, 9x 12", framed, available
Inspiration Painting Notes:
This painting is based off of a reference photo I took in August 2008 while my kids and I were at Rocky Neck State Park/Beach in East Lyme, CT. Although there are many beautiful beaches here in Connecticut, Rocky Neck is one of my favorites. I can remember the first time I took my kids there, they were young, probably 3, 5 and 7. Living in Glastonbury at the time, it was about an hour drive to the beach. We parked the car in the lot closest to the bath houses and followed the signs pointing to the beach.
Underneath the railroad tracks we went. I can remember exactly how I felt. Skeptical is the first word that pops into my head right now. What in the world did I get us into? This feels so strange approaching a beach through a tunnel. And does a train really go by here? I was pushing the stroller with the youngest lathered up with sunscreen while the older two carrying a blanket and small travel cooler.
The tunnel wasn't very long and you could clearly see through to the other side but the cool dark shade was just enough to give a dramatic entrance to beach scene. Once our eyes were adjusted to the intense brightness of the sand and shimmering water, all we could see was bounty of vivid colors! Umbrellas, towels, chairs, tents and yes lots of people!
The kids were so excited, they ran ahead picked out a spot for us to park our gear, kicked off their shoes and leaped to the water!
Such wonderful memories!
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Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
Linda Marino Live Wedding Painter and Event Painter from Branford, CT serving the New England, New York and New Jersey area.
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