Working the Flats

Lea Peterson

Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24w x 18h
Retail Price: $1,800
Description: This new painting is the latest in my series on Maine clammers. It is similar to an image I used for "Wild Harvest" featured on the poster at the Yarmouth Clam Festival in 2016. When I followed this clammer into the flats, two things struck me: his gesture while doing this back-breaking work and the deep colors in his reflections as the tide skimmed the flats.