Waterville Fog

Waterville Fog. Oil on Canvas. 18 x 24.

The Waterville Plateau is a high elevation area in north central Washington State. There's an old town there with one of those cool old hotels. Everyone knows everyone. People have restored old cafes and the sidewalks are high off the surface of the street. It's not on the way to anywhere for me but I like to go through there, especially in winter when the fields are frozen and the fog thick.

My grandmother was born not far from here, after you drop down off the plateau, even further to nowhere. A place called Wilson Creek.

This painting is from a series called Plateau in Winter.