Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nisqually River Delta Trees--Original Miniature Landscape Oil Painting

Today's miniature 5x7 inch oil painting resulted from a trip to the Nisqually River Delta in Western Washington State, home of the National Wildlife Refuge. In the 1800's and early 1900's, more than half of the natural salt marsh of the area was destroyed by the building of dikes to create farm and pasture land. The natural marshes were diminished. This little painting celebrates the return of the salt marsh and the estuary it supports. An article published today at TheNewsTribune.com explains the details of the Nisqually Delta Restoration Project. I am excited about the changes and look forward to seeing the salt marshes and the wildlife it attracts expand to their natural state once again. This painting can be purchased at Etsy for $50.00 plus $6.50 for shipping to US addresses. Other miniature oil paintings are available in my Gallery at Etsy.
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2 comments:

June Shin said...

Love the little history that goes along with your painting.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks June!