Saturday, July 28, 2012

Show and reception

Next week MacBeth & Co. in Glen Arbor, Michigan, is hosting a small show and reception for me. All Michigan pieces, mostly paintings done during my artist residency up there in June. The same weekend is the Glen Arbor Art Association’s paint out which I'll participate in on Saturday. Summer fun.

Here’s another painting I did earlier this month by the lake while we waited for darkness and the 4th of July fireworks. A quick one done in the hazy, evening light.

Evening impression, oil, 10" x 9"

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Port Onieda shore

Most beaches in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area of Michigan are all sand or pebbles with small rocks. This beach, just north of Glen Arbor is one of the few I've found in the area with some large rocks. They made for a little more interesting composition. This is looking north just up the beach from the south view posted on July 11.

Rocky Beach, oil, 12" x 12"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sonny’s farm stand

Just south of Leland, this little farm stand is a well-known landmark in the area. An old farmer sold his fresh-picked produce out front of his farm here for years. It was always on the “honor” system. No one was there, you just left the money for what you took. I guess he passed away several years ago, but it’s being run again by a dedicated young man right out of agricultural school. I had some amazing, right off the tree, cherries.

I wanted morning light, so I arrived first thing. He wasn't open yet, but I painted anyway. I'll have to go back and do it again. I think it may be better when it’s open.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Along the shore

Catching up since coming back from my two-week Glen Arbor “artist in residence” trip. I painted this standing in the sand a couple of weeks ago. I don't have everything I did photographed yet and a few pieces need some touch-up. I’m also anxious to get some studio work going from the plein air studies I did. Lots of framing to do too for a show I will be having in August.

Along the shore of the bay, oil, 12" x16"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

One-room Schoolhouse

The Port Onieda schoolhouse is just down the road from the farm I painted in my post last week. Had to get there early to get the morning shadows. Just about the time the kids would have been arriving 100 years ago. I'm glad these spots are being preserved.
Port Onieda School, oil, 8" x 12"

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dunes afternoon

Up in the dunes at Sleeping Bear Point. Again more interesting shadows. Painted here in April, slightly different angle. Less green then, and not so warm.
Oil, 10" x 10" SOLD