"Gemutlich" (with a 2-dot "umlaut" over the "u") means "cozy, comfortable, friendly," in German. This is what this little castle study suggested to me. I used German 17th century architecture to build another of my imaginary faerieland architectural fantasies. A friendly castle, then. I don't know who lives there, but the two crows in the lower center are gossiping about them, just as I see crows gossiping together in "real life" here in the city.
"Castle Gemutlich" is acrylic on illustration board, 9" x 12", fall 2002.