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Acrylic and palette knife on an x-raysheet, original available
The Sea Hold by Carl Sandburg.
THE SEA is large.
The sea hold on a leg of land in the Chesapeake hugs an early sunset and a last morning star over the oyster beds and the late clam boats of lonely men.
Five white houses on a half-mile strip of land … five white dice rolled from a tube.
Not so long ago … the sea was large…
And to-day the sea has lost nothing … it keeps all.
I am a loon about the sea.
I make so many sea songs, I cry so many sea cries, I forget so many sea songs and sea cries.
I am a loon about the sea.
So are five men I had a fish fry with once in a tar-paper shack trembling in a sand storm.
The sea knows more about them than they know themselves.
They know only how the sea hugs and will not let go.
The sea is large.
The sea must know more than any of us.
FEATURED in Live and let live
24 December 2010.
FEATURED in A Place to start
23 January 2011.
FEATURED in This & That
15 June 2011.
FEATURED in Explore
7 July 2013.

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  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanabout 4 years ago

    Love your work with acrylic and knife. The textures are gorgeous Liz

  • Thank you so much Angela, also for the fav!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandabout 4 years ago

    So stunning Elizabeth. . . love it!

  • Thanks very much! Merry Christmas to you!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago

  • Thanks Kim, a nice “Christmasbox”! Much appreciated!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    The image and words work PERFECTLY together Liz, absolutely gorgeous! And congratulations on this wonderful feature!

  • Thanks so much, I really appreciate your very kind comments Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Grobleralmost 4 years ago


  • Baie dankie Mau’tjie!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • fototaker
    fototakeralmost 4 years ago

    beautiful painting and such vivid colors!! loon you aren’t – they cannot paint like this!!! happy holidays and congrats on your feature!!

  • Thanks fototaker, appreciation for your nice comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much Lorilee, I appreciate your kind words!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 4 years ago

    love, love love it Elizabeth, the colors and the freedom ,, the textures are great,, a lovely seascape painting, peace and love linmarie

  • Thank you linmarie, much, much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    wonderful knife work in this piece "!Liz

  • Thanks a million Liz!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...almost 4 years ago

    This is beautiful!

    Sorry that this is late. I’m trying to catch up on the welcome messages we did not post while the group was closed for the holidays.

    Thank you for submitting your work to A Place to Start. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the group. To see a list specific group suggestions, click here to go to the Suggestions and Links to Groups forum and look at the suggestions or post your questions, or take a look at our Index to Forums That Help You Find Groups to find groups by category. If you have a question or want a personalized group suggestion, post to the Questions, Comments and Requests for Groups forum. Happy bubbling!

  • Thanks Corri! Appreciate your wonderful info always!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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