Several summers in the mid 1970's the morning tide took Greg Mort on a lone voyager in a small home made dory out to solitary Southern Island which stands as sentinel to Tenants Harbor Maine. A trip repeated many times over many years during his early days of painting on the St George Peninsula. "Rendezvous" shows two dories as they meet was painted by the artist in 1980, the year he was married is meant to celebrate the joy of this union. Mort's short journey to this island to paint brought him closer to the fishermen of the past that rowed to their traps in all weather and seasons sometimes as far as 7 miles out to sea. Mort's frequent journeys to Southern Island ended abruptly after the dory mysteriously disappeared late one afternoon. He had to leave his paints, easel and canvas behind and swim home before the tide was high and night fell.
"Rendezvous" is the artist's first duotone, which is a two-color lithograph process. Mort felt that the image worked best focusing on pure shapes and shadows and could hold up independently on the strength of its design. The original painting was created in his studio in Ashton, Maryland. The rocks were taken from the herb garden and the dories were paper models made by the artist. The fine craftspeople of Westland Printers in Burtonsville, Maryland created the signed and numbered limited edition of "Rendezvous" on eighty-pound Mohawk paper. The overall image is 7" X 13". It is an edition of five hundred all signed and numbered by the artist.