Monday, April 18, 2011

Cape Cod National Seashore Show - Fort Hill


'Fort Hill' - oil - 16x20 © 2011 Marc R. Hanson
Fort Hill is part of the National Park System's 'Cape Cod National Seashore' and is located in Eastham, MA.

This is a painting that is going to be submitted to a show being held at Addison Gallery in Orleans, MA in July.

"Inspired by the Cape Cod National Seashore
"A man may stand there and put all America behind him."
— Henry David Thoreau

The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s has been protected since 1961, when President Kennedy signed legislation establishing the Cape Cod National Seashore, 44,600 acres covering forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and forests dotted with lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs.

This juried show celebrates the 50th Anniversary of one of our nation's jewels, the magnificence of the natural Cape Cod."

4 comments:

Bruce Trewin said...

Great composition Marc, reminds me of going to the shore in the summer when I worked in New York. I'm in the vines tomorrow (France)plein air and am now officially inspired!

Jane Hunt said...

Good luck w/ the show!
This is a really beautiful painting.

GretaMichelle Joachim said...

Really beautiful sky. Such depth and distance.

neville connor said...

its knowing what to leave out as well as put in well done!