Clam Chow-Down is a transparent watercolor on paper, a celebration of sea life, of hunting the prey, of salivating over just the thought of a delicious meal ahead. It is a way of meeting friends, and inviting guests. The fruit of the sea mirrors the sky colors, even in the old bucket. The bucket itself is full of eccentricity and individuality, and obviously well-used. The weathered pail is itself a thing of beauty, beaten with use and owned by a true fisherman, a hunter of the sea.
I love the golden light hitting the top of the clams. Another color trip–the blues say, sea; the clams say, sea. Nothing says vacation quite like the taste of shell fish dipped in butter or other sauces.Â I think of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, as the gold rays hit this delicious harvest and take it from ordinary to epic.