"How fortunate I am to live by the water where the light is always changing" says painter Mary Morant. "Every morning and evening the light is a different color. I love the big sky and how the horizon line is barely cut by the small islands that dot the Long Island Sound's coastline like sailboats. I wanted to celebrate the transcendental qualities of nature favoring restraint in my palette and composition."
This luminous painting shows dawn's first light, and the warm sun shining brightly across the Long Island Sound's crystal waters and through peach-tinged clouds. This calm and poetic horizon is punctuated by two soft islands of bushy trees. See below for some close-up views demonstrating Morant's painterly treatment of the trees, sky and water. The painting is framed in a crisp metallic frame, which highlights the warmth and depth of the scene.
Mary Morant is an award winning abstract/realistic Connecticut painter whose inspiration comes from living by the water and being surrounded by the colors of nature and it’s ever changing light. The influence of the French and Dutch Masters is evident in her work having lived in France and Holland for six years and studying painting there after receiving a BFA from the University of Georgia. Morant's work can be found in private collections in the U.S. and Europe.