Saturday, January 30, 2016

View From Oyster Creek Inn

On this day last fall I traveled with a friend to Oyster Creek Inn in Leedspoint, NJ.  I snapped a picture whilst walking up the wood planked entrance-way (sort of like a board walk), and used that photo for this painting. 

The Oyster Creek Inn is located in what is now the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.  Why would they let a restaurant be built in a wildlife refuge? Because Oyster Creek Inn was there first! It was established in 1938 and the refuge was established in 1984.

There's a lot of interesting history in this area. You should check it out for yourself if you get the chance.

8x10 oil on gessobord
You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt.  And who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time?  -  Author unknown

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