Painting in the Pamet Marsh
"Over my lifetime I have spent hundreds of hours in the tidal marsh: walking, wading, swimming, fishing, clamming, paddling, exploring. The brilliant colors are completely seductive, possibly due to the river basin’s wide expanse that allows for so much sunlight. The river’s liquidy appeal is heightened by its many luxurious smells of salt, fish, mud, grasses, and blossoms.
When I paint the river, it almost seems that I am painting a portrait and working to capture its essence in that particular hour. When the piece is finished in the studio I step back – and if I can smell the mud, I know it is good."—Cammie Watson