Open Water, Oil on Linen, 12x9
The open water is caused by an aeration system, so the fishermen are probably safe that far from the hole. Still, it was just a few weeks prior to this that my wife saw a partly submerged truck not far from this spot. Vehicles of any kind are totally illegal on this particular lake. I would not want to pay the well deserved fines and recovery fees the vehicle owner accrued.
While I was on this location, a coyote walked right in front of me, looked at me a few times and meandered over to my side. He sat down on small mound about 20 yards away and sunned himself for a while, totally relaxed in my presence. I can hardly say the same for myself. It was a wild coyote, for crying out loud!