Cape May Canal

On a recent trip to Cape May, NJ, I was able to fit in two plein air sessions, plus was inspired at home to paint a third piece.

This is the first, the scene from Seashore Bridge Road looking toward the canal which connects the Delaware Bay to the west and the Cape May Harbor to the east.

The sky was laden with moisture, a palpable element I had to pick up as I put in the atmosphere. In addition to pastel variations, much of the texture is from the support, as it is a pumice surface I laid on hardboard with a brush.

Cape May Canal
pastel on board, watercolor underpainting on pumice

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