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Turkey Creek
Turkey Creek
oil on canvas
11" x 18"

I drive by Turkey Creek every day and every day I look at it. I enjoy the light at different times of day and seeing the changes in the seasons and levels of water flowing through it. I have stopped many times over the years to photograph it or draw something down there but I recently made an effort to capture this slanting early morning light. And using a small canvas that I had previously abandoned I scratched away with the palette knives over the dried, rough surface of the canvas and made this stumbling, abstracted, wonderful mess of a painting.