Thursday, June 28, 2012

Port Onieda farm

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has a preserved “rural district.” There's the small village of Glen Haven and several farms in an area known as Port Onieda. These are turn-of -the-(last)-century, homestead farms that are now a part of the park. This is the Carston Burfiend farm. The family first had a log cabin here, then this house and other buildings built in the late 1800s. A great location to live, Lake Michigan is down a small bluff just beyond the trees.

I was attracted to the great late-day light on these long, summer days. I started this at 5:00 the other day and painted till 7:30. I came back the next day to finish at the same time. Exactly the same weather conditions, clear and sunny.

Summer evening, Port Onieda, oil 12" x 18" SOLD