I did this painting last week near the beach on Platte Bay on the northwest Michigan shore. I've painted along here before, just a little north at Esch Beach. From there looking north you just see the Empire Bluffs (the dune on the right), but I was happy to find this location farther south which has the more distant Sleeping Bear Dunes as well. It was almost a two-mile, winding, dirt road drive through the woods to get here. Worth it, I'll be back.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here's a small plein air I did a few weeks ago. The dirt road to Esch Beach on the Lake Michigan shore, is through the woods of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. From the parking area there is a straight sand path through the grass to the beach, but just to the side of that is this more interesting, curving path with a view to South Manitou island.
I shipped this to my gallery up in Glen Arbor last week. It arrived at just the right moment. A customer who saw it being unwrapped said “That's one of our favorite beaches!” and bought it.
Esch Beach path, oil, 8" x 6"