Featured Art: The Fish Hatchery

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Last spring I spent 5-weeks in the US, 2 weeks in Seattle, WA and 3 weeks in Corvallis, OR. During that time I got to go a little further east towards the Oregon Cascades. It took almost 3 hours to get there, and these were only the foothills of the Cascades. Quiet roads through mountain forests, cold and clear air. We saw a fish hatchery and stopped to take a look around. Most of the pools were empty as were the buildings that went with them. There was not much to see, except for this house. Just before we drove off, I took a quick snapshot of it out the car window. I loved the generic yet peaceful look to the building, your common mountain house.

The painting has become one of my favorite works, and was shown at the Summer Exhibit of my art school in July 2014.

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