Posts Tagged ‘Baileys Harbor’


Boats at Bay

May 17, 2016
Boats at Bay 2 - Oil on Canvas - 16" x 12"

Boats at Bay 2 – Oil on Canvas – 16″ x 12″

Used sketches from a couple years ago to create these paintings. Did the small one first. Wanted to go larger but felt that the 16 x 12 would be large enough. This scene is another design from travels in Door County. Baileys Harbor is across the bay.

Boats at Bay 1 - Oil on Canvas Panel - 8 x 6"

Boats at Bay 1 – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8 x 6″


Towards Baileys Harbor

November 15, 2015
Towards Baileys Harbor; Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 16"

Towards Baileys Harbor; Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 16″

Tough day to paint. When I arrived it was sunny and windy. Very windy. About 40 minutes into the painting, clouds rolled. For the remainder of my stay, constant changes in the sky and colors of the distant waters. Tough to hold onto the initial vision.

After getting back to the cabin and viewing the painting, I felt that the structure was there, but that the work needed a few touch ups to pull it all together.  Back at my Rockford studio, I made the adjustments.


Peninsula Workshop Day 2

July 26, 2012

Plein Air June 28 – Hickey’s Launch; Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

I decided to take a plein air workshop hosted by The Peninsula School of Art in Door County Wisconsin. In part, I wanted to take the workshop to help gain additional insight to creating my art work. Helen came along to relax.  Interesting week. Did not realize it, but after booking the workshop, I found out that my sister and her family would be vacationing in Door County that same week. So in addition to the workshop experience, it became a bit of a family reunion. I was busy painting during the day. Helen did some touring, shopping, hiking, etc. with my sister’s family and we dined and visited in the evenings.

Moving to day 2 of the workshop, we met at the assigned location ready to paint. Due to the forecast of hot weather and a site that offered little shade, the instructor decided to move us to a different spot. A few mishaps and about an hour later, we were an alternate spot painting. Some shade available, but I was out in full sun anyway. I finished my first painting and had some time before we would break for lunch. I took advantage of tackling another little work. Finished the second work in a little over 30 minutes.

Plein Air June 28 – Bay Shoreline; Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 6″


Door County 2011 – Part 2

July 27, 2011

Plein Air July 22 #1, Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Plein Air July 22 #2, Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Feeling a bit guilty about spending so much time painting on Thursday, I resolved to devote Friday to whatever Helen wanted to do.

We ventured to The Old Post Office for breakfast on the porch which overlooks the Eagle Harbor in Ephraim. While eating, we noticed a Golden Retriever meander onto Rt 42. Thank heavens it has a 25mph speed limit in this area. A couple cars did have to pause to allow the dog to cross the road. I put down my fork and went across the road to help this dog before he got hurt. I was able to get hold of the dogs collar. The collar contained his owners address and telephone number. The collar also let me know that his name is Enzo. Another person on the scene used their cell phone and contacted the owner. Moments later owner and dog were reunited. One good deed for the day.

We proceeded to The Peninsula School of Art where we were able to view a number of works by the featured artists. I helped one of the artists with hanging one of his works (good deed number 2). We ventured back to Clark Park and visited with a couple artists who were preparing for Saturdays Dockside Paint Out. We made a number of other stops in Fish Creek and Egg Harbor to pick up souvenirs and gifts for family and friends. Toured the area around Rowleys Bay and Baileys Harbor. By mid-afternoon, Helen was out of ideas. She needed a break before dinner.

We stopped at Anclam Park in Baileys Harbor. While Helen caught some rays and read a book, I painted. I finished and it was time for an early dinner.

After dinner, we made our way to the marina at Egg Harbor to take in the sunset. Could not contain myself. A scene along the shoreline caught my eye. I painted while Helen read and then took some reference photos of scenes around the marina.

Painting at Anclam Park in Baileys Harbor