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Landscapes 2005-07

Ryan`s Creek

Ryan`s Creek

  • Oil on linen
  • Cat. No. 2005.22
  • 61.0 x 55.9 cm (24 x 22 in)
  • The Foster Collection, Okemos, Michigan
  • Slide No. 23/26
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  • An early spring afternoon spent at a small stream flowing near the edge of an old field. Once farmland, it's now turning slowly back to the original forest.
    While painting, I noticed a mink on the opposite bank hunting for food, but it never detected my presence. The creek actually has a different name, but I decided to rename it out of respect for someone who had been critically injured nearby in a serious accident the previous night.