Coastal Landscapes


I have always had a special place in my heart for the coast.  My husband and I both have salt water running through our veins I'm sure! We're both calmed when we breathe in that blended scent of salt and decaying coastal marsh pluff. We've been known to detour and do a drive-by on some local coastal backroad, stopping the car to get out and take a deep breath, letting the ocean breeze wash over us when we're traveling, even when our destination is not anywhere near the beach.
 
In recent years I've worked towards expressing more of the emotional aspect of what I am seeing and feeling at that particular moment, paying particular attention to the out-of-gamut and often fleeting hues the sun paints across the landscape.


 

 


 

"Breaking Dawn" copyright 2015 Nancy Barry Watercolor & Pastel
"Breaking Dawn" copyright 2015 Nancy Barry






"Breaking Dawn" 
Original Watercolor & Pastel on 300 lb. Cold Press 
Dimensions: 22" x 22" 
Copyright 2015 Nancy Barry


"breaking Dawn" original painting by Nancy Barry copyright 2015 all rights reserved

Riverrocks by Nancy Barry

Folly Creek I

8 x 17

Watercolor

Dyptch

 

prints available


Lake Hamilton Sunset

11 x 15

Watercolor

 

prints not available

Cotswold Market by Nancy Barry

Folly Creek II

8 x 17

Watercolor

Dyptch

 

prints available


On Crimson Colored Dawn artist Nancy Barry

On Crimson Colored Dawn

11 x 11

Watercolor & Pastel

 

prints available

The images to the left are part of a dyptch and respresent 2 of 4 paintings in a series on the Folly River Marsh.

 

Folly Island, a small barrier island located off the South Carolina coast has been hit hard in recent years by strong storms and hurricanes. Much of it's coastline  and several smaller barrier islands off the coast of Folly have been reclaimed by the sea. Morris Island lighthouse, completed in 1876 stands about 300 yards off the northeast end of the Folly shoreline is completely surrounded by water, but was once sitting on a good sized island. Longtime Folly residents that we spoke with remember walking from Folly to Morris Island at one time.

 

The view in this series of paintings is of Johns Island (distant foliage), Folly River and coastal marsh at sunset.

 

Directly below and middle are of the intercoastal waterway and beach off the coast of Charleston, S.C.

 

Painting to the left depicts Lake Hamilton on the eastern shores of the beautiful state of Massachusetts, near Ipswich, located north of the city of Boston.

 

And lastly, the lone painting at the bottom of the screen is of the stretch of marsh located between the city of Savannah, Ga. as it heads east toward Tybee Island.

 

 


Lowcountry Marsh

9 x 14

Watercolor

 

prints available

Salt Marsh

11 x 22

Watercolor

 

prints available