Painting Daily from Life by
Nancy at Angelini Studio
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Salt Chuck Falls
There's a salt chuck in the backyard. Sometimes the water is higher than ocean level, sometimes it is lower. This turns it into a reverse waterfall. It's very interesting to see this, but more fun to paint it. There has been at least 10 inches of rain in the last month so that the water is very high. If I could've painted the sound it would've sounded like that of a fast moving train with endless cars. The salt chuck itself is like a pond between a creek and the ocean. When the water of the ocean tide is higher than that of the creek or the pond, salt water seeps into the pond at a lower level. Freshwater sits on top of the salt chuck so the water is layered. There are hundreds of salmon at the mouth and their fins are frantic.
It was very powerful to stand balancing on the rocks staring this magnificent moment in the face to paint.