I've got so many paintings in my head right now that I'm just pouring them roughly out onto canvas without taking a lot of time to fiddle with the details, though I've spent a couple of days on this one and still have a bit of work to do. It's from a sunset down on Mud Island a few months ago, just before I left town. I've kept thinking about this image and wanting to get back to it. I'm really enjoying the idea of painting water, though it's been harder in this one than previous paintings in this series. You can see at the bottom where I started. The first image is where the painting stands now.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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