Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day 5 - 30/30 Challenge - Christmas Crab Shack

Christmas Crab Shack
watercolor, 6" x 6", $35

This little crab shack has sat on the edge of this marsh overlooking Orient Harbor (NY) for as long as I can remember. It sits right along Rt. 48 at the end east end of the causeway. It has weathered many a major storm and has looked a little forlorn at times, but someone always seems to make repairs and even hang a wreath at Christmas.
I'va also created a card on Zazzle for it. Click here.

The picture I used for reference was taken last year during the first 30/30 Challenge when I painted this image of a frozen Dam Pond (in my car!) just west of the shack.

It's one of my favorite things to see on my trips to the North Fork of Long Island.
I've painted it before - a pastel Moonrise, Orient Point.
Moonrise, Orient Point
Pastel,  16"h x 21"w (mat included), mounted on acid free board
$400 (includes shipping)
I got curious about its origins, so for more information go here and here. It even has its own Facebook page with some cool old photos from the 40s! Who knew?