Monday, April 26, 2010

Morning at the Big Lake


Last summer I found this spot at the end of Esch Road in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I did a small plein air painting in about an hour-and-a-half. This is a slightly different angle piece I just completed in the studio. The big dune on the right is Empire Bluffs. In the distance is South Manitou Island. It was a beautiful morning. I only saw four people in the couple of hours I was there. About a three mile long, completely natural beach. I'll go back this summer.
Empire Bluffs morning, oil, 8" x 16"

4 comments:

Jane said...

I am looking forward to summer and getting out to walk along the Lake Michigan shore again.

James R Hawkinson said...

Bless you, david, for your craft and spirit. How good to see you active in your profession!

Double "D" said...

I love this view ... your interpretation is always right on. Wish I was there right now.
Great stuff David.
Doug

David Westerfield said...

Thanks Doug. I forgot to answer your question from your last post about framing--yes, I frame my own. Lots of sources for frames if you need any.