I’ve always been fascinated by driftwood. Something about the smooth, bleached, bonelike quality of the wood appeals to the senses. And if you step into a gift shop anywhere near an ocean or in my case, the Great Lakes, you will see that many artists and craftspeople feel the same.
These are some photographs that I took during a recent vacation to Lake Superior, at Park Point Beach in Duluth, MN.
When I returned from my vacation I decided to start a painting without a specific goal in mind. I started laying down brushstrokes, and they evolved into a body of water with a horizon, and then a sunset. Finally I painted driftwood, swirling around the axis of the sun.
Driftwood 20 x 28 in. Acrylic on stone paper, 2016