Soft Winds, Hammonasset, Madison, CT
14x 11" oil on linen canvas panel
framed in a natural wood frame
Painted en plein air on Friday Sept 10 and finished on Saturday September 11, 2021 - It was a CPAPS paint out in combination with Worldwide Paint Out with the International Plein Air Painters group. Both days the weather was beautiful, a constant light breeze made the afternoon sun barely noticeable as the temperatures rose to about 82 degrees.
I was inspired to paint this scene of the walkway at Meig's Point because of how the trees and surrounding foliage moved softly in the wind. A gentle swaying back and forth like a mother cradling her newborn in her arms, as she gently and rhythmically shifts her weight from one foot to the other.