Tuesday, October 22, 2013


This 11" x 11" oil is titled Mystic, as in Van Morrison's Into the Mystic, one of my favorite songs.
Mystic started as a 14 x 18, but it was a bit too soft and ethereal for a larger piece so I cropped it to the current size.  

A few years ago, a few artist friends and I rented a house near the Blackwater Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland, with plans to spend a lot of time painting. A hurricane changed course and headed right for us so we bought storm provisions (a case of wine and a bushel of crabs), lashed a canoe to the tree on the front lawn and waited for the storm. This was the view from the front window of the house!

11" x 11" oil on panel