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Nora Bergman

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The Call of the Lonely Loon
Media:  oil on gessoboard
Genre:  Animals
Size: 6x6 in
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Artist's Notes

Artist's Notes:

My husband and I were blessed to spend a few days fishing in Alaska recently, and we had such a great time. The fish camp was right on the Kenai River, and being there reminded me of the fantastic summers as a camp counselor on a lake in northern Minnesota. It's been a long time since I've felt that feeling; tackling things you never thought you could (nine hours in a boat), surrounded by ever-changing and spectacular natural beauty, all while hanging out with great people that are just happy to be there, even if it's pouring down rain. I want to go back! :)

We fished on nearby Skilak Lake, and every day we were visited by several loons. They are the state bird of Minnesota, so I know them well in theory, but have not seen nor heard many in my lifetime. I was really excited to see some in person, and trying to take photos of them helped pass the time when fishing was slow. They also brought to mind 'The Life of a Voyageur', a song we sang at Camp Birchwood. Even though it's technically about the Canadian wilderness, for me it has always captured the wonderful essence of the woods, the water, and a campfire with good friends. (If you're curious, a sample from youtube can be found on my blog.)

Auction Notes

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Winner of this auction will receive original painting by me, Nora Bergman, on Ampersand gessoboard panel. Paintings are varnished, carefully packaged and shipped within three days of end of auction.

* I do my best to insure an accurate image of my artwork, however, colors may vary from camera to monitor to monitor, etc.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for viewing my art!

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