Melissa Franklin Sanchez, ‘Smith Cove, Shelter Island’, 2014, Grenning Gallery
Melissa Franklin Sanchez, ‘Smith Cove, Shelter Island’, 2014, Grenning Gallery
Melissa Franklin Sanchez, ‘Smith Cove, Shelter Island’, 2014, Grenning Gallery
Melissa Franklin Sanchez, ‘Smith Cove, Shelter Island’, 2014, Grenning Gallery
Melissa Franklin Sanchez, ‘Smith Cove, Shelter Island’, 2014, Grenning Gallery
Melissa Franklin Sanchez, ‘Smith Cove, Shelter Island’, 2014, Grenning Gallery

This painting is UNFRAMED.

This miniature oil-on-panel seascape was painted en plein-air, on an Island between the North and South Forks of Long Island. She captures the scene of a calm cove; Brown sand outlines the foreground up to a thick white cap where the bay meets the shore. Clouds reflect off the water in light shades of lilac and pink. Boats are represented with only tiny dabs of paint. The horizon starts with a nearby peninsula of green foliage and then extends into the distance with a thin, horizontal, indigo line. The sky resembles the bay, until just above the clouds where rich blues gleam.

Signature: Yes, "M. Franklin Sanchez 2014" lower right corner

Image rights: Grenning Gallery

The artist

About Melissa Franklin Sanchez

English, b. 1984, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, based in Fiesole, Florence, Italy