Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dunes Creek

Dunes Creek at the Indiana Dunes State Park
Copyright 2015 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"
A few minutes before I did this painting a muskrat swam up the center of the creek, nibbled on some grass then kept on swimming.  It was a delightfully rich place!  I am so glad this marshland is being preserved.

"We are still each others only hope.  If love is the way we have of communicating personally in the deepest way, then what art can do is to extend this communication, magnify it, and carry it to vastly greater numbers of people. Therefore art is valid for the warmth and love it carries within it, even if it be the lightest entertainment, or the bitterest satire, or the most shattering tragedy."
-James Baldwin

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