Swinging in the Sand

Original watercolor by Peter Ferber


13 3/8 x 9 1/2” inches, 22 x 18” inches framed size

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Here’s another one of those little timeless symbols that conjure up memories of summer fun–a tire swing. I don’t think I’ve ever actually swung on one! I was so intrigued with the visual here, the lighting and the rope, that it never occurred to me to give it a try. Then there was the marvelous colorful collection of chairs, umbrellas and kayaks to add interest down the beach. (I left out the satellite dish!) And of course, this wonderful pine tree which shows the late afternoon light so well. The beach, known as Warren Sands, stretches about a half mile across the eastern end of Lake Wentworth, and has got to be one of the longest stretches of natural lake beach in the state. Having grown up on the largely rocky Winnipesaukee shores, it was so much fun to experience a lake from the vantage point that I usually only find at the ocean–but with fresh water! The island off the point in the distance is Turtle Island, and those are the Ossipee Mountains behind it. So, dig your toes into the sand, and conjure up your beach memories. – Peter Ferber