Pleasant Lake: Reflections of Isle de France
14” X 11”
acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
In September of 2001, the artist and his wife took the Great Dane puppies, Winslow and Spencer, on vacation. They rented a 200 year old Maine farm on Mayberry Hill in Casco, with over 300 acres and overlooking Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. At the foot of the hill was a large lake carved by the glaciers, crystal clear and shining like an emerald. The painting is based on canoeing on the lake, looking down at the rocks at the bottom perhaps 100 feet below. It was like being poised on an invisible line between sky and earth, with reflections of Paris in the artist’s eye.