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?

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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