Low Tide – closeup on Newtown Creek

From time to time when I'm painting and exploring at Newtown Creek, I will point my camera down to the water. Low tide reveals much more than mud. Newtown Creek has been a dumping ground for anything imaginable for 200 years. The larger visible items are varied, broken and random. What variety of things are there at the microscopic level?

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Although my main goal for "Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek" is to paint large landscapes, taking a break for smaller side project such as this detail, is a way to keep my painting fresh and to experiment with ideas and techniques I can use in larger pieces. Here is a sequence of pictures of this painting's development.
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