Gone to the Lake,
Black Prismacolor, black and white charcoal, casein on toned board
19½" x 16"

Years ago, my family rented a cabin on White Birch Point in Antrim, New Hampshire. The cabin was rustic, but cozy and filled with natural light filtered through the tall firs. The nearby lake was an idyllic spot ... crystal-clear water, sweet-scented pines, soft sandy beach surrounded by birch forests, low green hills and endless blue sky. The days were gloriously sunny and clear, but when the rain came, the fire was lit and the game boards came out. Each of the cabin’s many little nooks would be quietly filled with someone curled up with a good book. The teapot was always on. The memories are always close to the surface.