"Devil's Island, Lake Superior"
Lake Superior's Devils Island is one of the twenty-two Apostle Islands of northern Wisconsin. The politician and author Samuel Fifield wrote in 1899 that, "The Indians in the early days declared it to be the home of Matchimanitou, the "evil spirit," whom Kitchie-Manitouo, the "great spirit," had imprisoned there. Hence its name, Devils Island." When surf on Lake Superior is heavy, the waves thunder and boom in the island's extensive sea caves. The rumbling can be heard even well away from the shoreline. Local residents claim that the Ojibwe (Chippewa) interpreted this noise as the sound of evil spirits. The island has dramatic rock formations and sea caves that wrap around its northern shore. I love the birch trees being whipped around by the wind and the red, gold, and violet tones in the rock, along with the blue green water of Lake Superior. I was there in mid-June, 2008, and it was freezing.
PaulB's Pointillistic/Impressionist original oil paintings of Lake Superior and various prints and poster formats of a wide variety of subject matter by the Pointillistic/Impressionist oil painter from landscape/waterscape paintings, dance, sports, portrait, to classical figures, flowers, rock and roll, Brazil, and Lake Superior paintings and prints are available for purchase for as little as $24.95 for an 8" x 10" matted print on photo pape. Pointillistic/Impressionist Giclee prints of Lake Superior on real canvas or heavy watercolor paper are available. One of a kind Lake Superior embellished prints, which are Giclee prints retouched in genuine oil paint by PaulB. Unless noted PaulB's original Pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintiings are oil on canvas. Paul Berenson's pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintings are in privale collections around the world, including the downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Philharmonic Playbill. PaulB.com also builds websites and PaulB is a member of the LA Web Professionals Group.