Saturday, July 28, 2012

Leelanau Plein Air

I took a painting trip to the Leelanau Peninsula for four days at the end of June. All the paintings below were painted en plein air. I also did a demo painting in front of Treeline Gallery on that Saturday (see below).

Boathouse at Lake Leelanau, oil, 6x6 SOLD at Treeline Gallery

Cherry Blossoms and White Pine, oil, 12x16, $900.
The painting was started as a demo from a previous plein air study and a photo of the orchards in spring. The demo was at the Treeline Gallery on June 30.

Fish Town in Morning, oil, 9x12, $650. at Treeline Gallery

Fountain Point Boathouse, oil, 6x8, SOLD at Treeline Gallery

Lake Leelanau Boathouse, oil, 9x12, $650.

Leland Boathouse, oil, 6x8, SOLD at Treeline Gallery

Leland Falls, oil, 14x11, $850.
The Bluebird, oil, 9x12, $650. at Treeline Gallery

The Whaleback - Leland, oil, 9x12, $650.

View of North Manitou, oil, 6x8, SOLD at Treeline Gallery

Friday, July 6, 2012

Plein Air in Northern Michigan

Bell's Bay Sunset, oil on linen panel, 6x8, $295. framed
Used this study for a 6x6 pastel for the upcoming Ann Arbor show.
Look for this painting and possibly a larger version at the Charlevoix Show.
We camped at Fisherman's Island S.P. just south of Charlevoix.

Bell's Bay, oil on linen, 6x8, $295. framed
Love this painting! I am using it as a study for a larger work. Look for both at the Charlevoix Art Fair, Aug. 11.

Birches-Study, oil on linen panel, 8x6, $295. SOLD
Mushroom Half House, oil on linen panel, 9x12, SOLD
One of the attractions in Charlevoix is to drive by the unusual "Mushroom" homes built by an eccentric architect sometime in the 40's or 50's. Could not resist doing a painting of this one.
After visiting Charlevoix, we drove to the Upper Peninsula, north to Grand Marais.

Dock in Grand Marais, oil on linen panel, 8x10, NFS
I was attracted to this dock and buildings right on the bay. As I was painting, a red coast guard boat put in the water. Maybe I do a painting of that in another work. This painting will go to the owners of the "Green Shingle Inn", where we stayed for the weekend. A nicely renovated old inn (still in the process of the upstairs). It is available for rent and a nice place to stay in the middle of the village, within walking distance of everything! Beautiful beach right on the bay and down the street is a large expanse of the Lake Superior lakeshore. Great for the rockhounds in my family!
We are looking forward to our next artists paradise!

Sable Lake Study, oil on linen panel, 12x9, $650.
Beautiful Sable Lake, just south of Grand Marais. I painted this from the overlook.
Lot's of poison ivy in this neck of the to stay on the trails and be watchful.

Sailboat in Grand Marais Bay, oil on panel, 6x6, NFS
Tried to finish this up as the sun was setting low. Nice warm light on the boat and distant dunes.