Incoming Tide
34 x 34 in.
Oil on panel
$3800 available through the artist

The meeting of sky, ocean and land as experienced by the viewer in Jean Schwartz’s Incoming Tide gives a sense of distance and transition. There is harmony where the sky both meets and reflects on the water and tension where the crashing surf meets the rocky shore. The location, Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg, Maine, is a favorite of Jean’s.

“This beach is spectacular!” It is broad and long with a scattering of rocky islands. One such island, accessible only before the tide is in, was where I was standing to capture this vista. My two friends and I arrived right after the park opened and as it was gray and rainy we had the place to ourselves. The tide had just begun to come in so we had plenty of time to cross the sand bar and climb to the top of this small island as the mist began to clear. We ended up with a beautiful sunny day to spend painting from the beach but my favorite moment was this one.”

Jean has been concentrating on a series of coastal paintings but other subjects also interest her. She has an ongoing series of river paintings almost all of which depict the Potomac River near her home in Virginia and she also paints Washington DC cityscapes. Paintings from both of those series will be going on view as part of a group exhibit Washington DC Places which will be opening at American Painting Fine Art in DC. The show opens on Saturday, July 25th and will run through September 2020.

Jean is an artist member of The Washington Society of Landscape Painters, OPA, The Salmagundi Club, ASMA and is an elected fellow of The American Artists Professional League.

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