”Sheboygan Sunrise #3” Acrylic on Canvas 9”x12”
Painted at Fall Colors Plein Air Outing in Plymouth Wisconsin
12”x16” Acrylic on canvas
Prairie Thunderhead 12”x16” Acrylic on Canvas
Prairie Pond 6×12” Acrylic on Canvas
Painted at the Ingalls Hometead in DeSmet SD for a Plein Air Outing
I will be doing more sunrises now because I have a new place on the other side of Lake Michigan! The weather has been lovely, not very hot. There is nothing like the natural air conditioning of Lake Michigan!
Accepted to the McCullough Hyde Healing Arts Exhibit
My husband Dave loved to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan. For over 30 years we returned to the lake in the summer, and watched in awe of the dramatic sky and peaceful rhythm of the waves. This time would be the last. The following winter, he passed away just before the pandemic took hold. While sheltering in place, it brought me peace to paint the bold color and fleeting light of time passing, remembering Dave’s life well lived.
6×6” Acrylic on Canvas entered at Oxford Community Art Center through October.
3 of them were SOLD at the reception.
This painting won a purchasing award from McCullough Hyde Hospital.
“Indiana Overlook” 9×12”
This Fall I visited Indiana.
“Whitewater River” 8×10”
The light changed during the time I was painting this one, from partly sunny to cloudy. I was standing on sand bars, but as I painted I kept adding more white water.
8×10” acrylic and canvas panel.
It was cloudy and still but what we see is just a starting point. Sometimes unexpected result come from Plein Air painting. This photo shows how I embellished the scene. Mainly I added a field beyond the horizon for more interest, more elements that are simplified in the foreground. I waited for a sky I wanted to paint, I normally do that first.