Friday, July 1, 2016

Antietam peaceful field

Two weeks ago, I finally visited Antietam National Battlefield, out in the mountains and rolling fields of western Maryland. It was a great trip, and the park is peaceful and beautiful with nice hiking trails and great views of the nearby mountains. Fortunately, it was a relatively cool day since there's not a lot of shade there - bring a hat and sunscreen. This view is from a point just a bit south of the main road in from Boonsboro, looking east towards the mountains. When you see the battlefield now, it is hard to believe that such carnage took place in such a tranquil place.

Acrylic painting: 14" x 17"

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