Monday, June 22, 2009

Mission Pt. Flats

In the 90's and early 2,000's the waters of the Great Lakes
were at a very low level.  This area around Mission Point
Peninsula turned into a muddy, rocky flat that went out from
the shore at least a quarter of a mile.  Rocks and other discoveries
were exposed for the curious to explore.  I was most interested
in the distant light reflections.  The foreground didn't come
together until I decided to drag a damp large flat wash brush
down through the entire foreground.  This muted it enough
so as not to attract attention away from the middle ground
reflections, seagulls and trees.  Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Oldie but Goodie

Just going back through old pieces and found this 
little piece from long ago.  I've always like pen and ink.
I think I should explore this technique again.  The subjects
are Daisy Mums.  Watercolor and pen & ink.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Small version of Red Rock Crossing

Post card size painting of Red Rock Crossing.  I painted
this several times to send to friends.  It was a great 
exercise which helped with the completion of the final
painting in a larger size.  It was posted earlier on this
blog.  (See post on September 5th. 2008)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Little Creek

In the middle of a cool damp forest, ran this quiet
little creek.  From one place to another but with no
particular destination.

Small plein air painting done very quickly because
of fading light.  Arches 140# cold press watercolor

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Crisp Fall Morning

You could here the geese over head and the whisper 
of there wings as they arrowed across the horizon.
The crisp air and brilliant colors create a feeling
of satisfaction and delight.
This is a small plein air piece from several years
ago that I've never posted.  I know it's not fall but it
felt like the right time to bring it out.