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24.000 x 18.000 x 0.750 inches
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Painting - Original Oil On Canvas
Whether real or imaginary, most everyone knows of a small lake cottage they have visited, possibly a grandparent's summer cottage, vacation rental or a picture from a magazine. Regardless—the emotional feelings of calmness, peacefulness and tranquility are stirred.
In this case, my inspiration for painting "Lake Somewhere" came to me quite unexpectedly while I stood in my brother's yard admiring hollyhocks along a chain link fence. Past the hollyhocks is this neighboring house. As I gazed at the landscape, the road out front and a parking lot beyond shimmered under the summer sun making them appear to be a lake. In nearly the same moment, my imagination transformed the streetlights and utility poles into the masts of sailboats upon the water.
This painting is a reminder for me to look for the unexpected and see the imagined possibilities that surround us. (Ironically, the road out front is named Mississippi.)
Copyright ©2011 by Doug Kreuger
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January 14th, 2012
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