The Residents                                                         Alkyd
"The Residents" is an early November scene from the Tidewater area of eastern Maryland. This scene is typical of the area near Oxford, St. Michaels and Easton, Maryland. During this time, thousands of Canada geese migrate to the area to settle in the fields and on the water. The Canada geese can often be observed close to populated areas they judge safe while others are hunted from blinds less than a mile distant. The classic oyster tonging boats can be seen working the shores and inlets of the tidewater. The stately homes, the oystermen and the Canada geese are equally "The Residents" of the Eastern Shore.

For several years I was involved in paintings for the Easton Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. This painting was done for their cover competition and lost. The next year I won the cover competion. Many people have told me they recognize this home near Oxford, Maryland ..... it never existed and was from my imagination.

About Easton & Talbot County

Scenic Waterfront Towns of Talbot County

Easton, on Maryland''s Eastern Shore, has been selected the 8th Best Small Town in America as well as one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. The town's interesting ambiance reflects historic eclecticism. Throughout Easton, there is an exciting combination of colonial, federal, and victorian architecture creating a picturesque streetscape. Traditionally, Easton has been the hub of business activity in the county and also is known for its fine restaurants, enticing antique and art galleries and small boutique and specialty shops.

And for one weekend in November, Easton becomes the setting for the Waterfowl Festival, the original and still the premier event dedicated to an enjoyment of the arts and to wildlife conservation and education. Throughout the town, wildlife paintings, carvings, sculpture, photography, crafts, decoys, memorabilia, and events are coupled with Eastern Shore cuisine and good company. Easton is the county seat of Talbot County.

Other historic towns in Talbot County include:

St. Michaels has been an active port in Maryland since the town was developed. Tourism is a big draw to this picturesque port town where vessels from all over the world visit. The world-class Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum captures the history of life on this beautiful estuary. Many of the shops on Talbot Street are historic houses which have been converted into businesses.

Oxford is one of the oldest towns in Talbot County, and a quaint town of about 700 residents. Among the historical sites one can enjoy are houses dating to the late 1600s, the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry and an exact replica of the old Oxford Customs House. The Oxford Museum offers other historic artifacts and objects relating to the town.

Tilghman Island, nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Choptank River, encompasses approximately 1300 acres and is home to generations of village watermen. As you drive onto the island, you pass over the Knapp's Narrows Bridge, one of the most active drawbridges in the world, opening between 10,000 and 15,000 times per year for boat traffic.

Visit the Waterfowl Festival Website

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