Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waves of sand

At Point Betsie, on the shore of Lake Michigan, is a large area of protected dunes managed by the Nature Conservancy. I've painted here many times and love to take my camera and explore the shifting sands. Just like the waves on the lake, the sand is blown up into dunes from the prevailing westerly winds. This particular “bowl” was probably 25 to 30 feet deep. The grass, with its reddish roots, holds the hills in-place—for a while, anyway.

Blue dune, oil, 24" x 36"


evyl said...

Very nice. I like the light and shadows of the dunes.

Laurel Daniel said...

Beautiful!! I love the reddish roots and lavender shadows... quite delicious!