32 x 32 in.
oil on panel
Available through the artist
Bodies of water and broad, atmospheric skies saturated with color are hallmarks of many of Jean Schwartz’s paintings. Subjects are most often scenes of the Atlantic coast, the Potomac River near her home and cityscapes of Washington DC. Even when painting the city, the pavement is usually wet or the view is of the city from the river. “When deciding what to paint I need to feel an emotional pull. If I am not feeling it I doubt I would engage the viewer.”
Jean Schwartz’s Ebb Tide is one of a series of coastal paintings worked up from her plein air studies created during August painting trips to mid coast Maine. The location of this scene is Round Cove on Casco Bay and is found next to a private peninsula which houses a popular artist retreat.
“I went out just after sunrise to walk around the cove and pick a spot to paint later when the tide was in. I generally prefer to paint the reflections and movement in water, but at extreme low tide the landscape below was revealed, and it engaged me. Along with the composition the saturation and warmth of the early morning light was hard to resist!”
Jean’s paintings can be found in private and corporate collections both in the U.S. and Europe and some have been loaned to U.S. embassies through the State Department.
Jean is a juried artist member of: The Washington Society of Landscape Painters, OPA, The Salmagundi Club, and an elected fellow of The American Artists Professional League.
Upcoming Exhibit: Washington DC Places at American Painting Fine Art, Washington DC, June 6 to October 3, 2020.
To see more of Jean’s paintings, visit her website: www.jeanschwartzpaintings.com
Fine Art Today feature article: https://fineartconnoisseur.com/2019/05/featured-artwork-jean-schwartz