This painting is based on a salt marsh along route 1A in Rowley, MA. The barn isn't there; that was my artistic choice to give more interest to the landscape. I drive by this marsh on occasion and always feel like getting out of my car and romping around. But one day it was snowing. The heavy falling snow and the white-covered ground prompted me to finally stop. I pulled over and got out of my car but, of course, I wasn't really going to try and romp around on the marsh. Instead I took pictures. The cold air, the sound of snow hitting my jacket, the gray sky.
It was a quiet winter day.