Depending on which part of the lake you’re familiar with, you might recognize Corner Store. A family store and gas station, known as Schmidt’s Service Station, used to sit at the corner of Turkey Neck Road and 135 near the southern end of Deep Creek Lake. At one time, we could stop in for a loaf of bread, eggs or other items when passing by. Corner Store is included in the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Gallery.
While organizing Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County themed art for the virtual tour, we created a gallery for this work on Fine Art America as well. In addition to the artwork featured in my Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County original art sale, you will also find images of originals that have sold. Click here to visit the gallery.
If you like one of my images, but the original is not available in your preferred size or material, you could consider making a print of the picture.
Other fun products include phone cases, tote bags and shower curtains to name a few.
Finally, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a “fun” product, but if you are in the market for a creative face mask, they offer those as well.
Recently I posted some art that I’ve done around sailing on Deep Creek Lake. You can’t talk about this subject without discussing Gordon K. “Sandy” Douglass, who created the Flying Scot – the predominant sailboat on the lake.
I did this piece a while back. This weekend is the annual Sandy Douglass Regatta on the lake. Also, he was recently inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. I thought it was a good time to post it.
There is a long history of sailing on Deep Creek Lake. There is a Flying Scot factory in nearby Oakland, Maryland and the Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association runs races on the southern end of the lake.
We participated in racing Scots back in the eighties, and if you’ve been to my studio, you know that this vantage point on the lake offers a great view of the races. So, much of my subject matter over the years has been around this pursuit.
Below is the newest work featuring sailing.
I’ve got a couple of other in the works.
The sailboat paintings tend to sell quickly. There are a few available in the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Sale Gallery.
Many popular sailing images are still available in prints, cards, and other fun reproductions (like phone cases and yes face masks!) at Fine Art America.
There is nothing quite like watching the boats head down the lake, spinnakers flying. You can find them racing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through the summer season.