Posts Tagged ‘Door County Wisconsin’

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Fish Creek Plein Air

September 12, 2018

Weekend Getaway – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 7″ x 11″

 

Habored at Fish Creek – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 11″ x 7″

Had a great time leading a Watercolor workshop at the Peninsula School of Art. Fun and challenging group of artists. What a joy!

The workshop completed, we¬† decided to venture into Fish Creek. I took time to paint while my wife relaxed (which is to say, she read a little bit, walked into town to check out a couple shops, got some lunch for us, etc.). The dog slept. I decided to try painting on a new paper. New to me that is. It is paper from Dick Blick’s. In this small size, I found that it acted very similar to Arches. Working watercolor en plein air is an extra challenge. Although I managed my time and paint application well, there is still that test of patience when having to wait for the paper to dry adequately before applying more intense colors into key spots.

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Solace Along Country Lane and Farmington Way

January 2, 2018

Solace Along Country Lane – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 12″ x 16″

Two recent watercolor paintings created from plein air oil studies.

Solace Along Country Lane is an interpretation of a scene in Door County Wisconsin. I removed a lot of trees, bushes and other growth to expose the house. I added the structure in back and augmented what I could see of the rise in the background.

Farmington Way is based on a scene near Belvidere, Illinois. I added the tree on the left and cleaned up the trees and bushes around the house.

Farmington Way – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 12″ x 16″

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Door County

November 7, 2017

Waiting for Calmer Weather – Plein Air – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 6″ x 10″

My wife and I went to Door County Wisconsin for vacation. Our youngest was able to take a few days of vacation and joined us. Not much time reserved for painting though I managed to use open time to my advantage.

One of the days was rather cool and very windy. Wife and son decided they wanted to do some reading down at the public beach. I managed a watercolor despite the best efforts of the wind to cause disruption.

One morning we spent time at a park which overlooks a harbor. Son read and slept. Wife read. Dog slept. I captured a watercolor while a yoga class was in session nearby.

My wife took in a local farmers market and came back with a few items including a bouquet of flowers. Over the next few days, I did a couple paintings of the bouquet.

Although not a very productive trip, as far as my art was concerned, but it was very relaxing for my wife and son.

Egg Harbor Morn – Plein Air – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 6″ x 10″

Door County Bouquet – Plein Air – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 12″ x 9″

 

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Dusk Over Eagle Harbor #2

September 21, 2016
Dusk Over Eagle Harbor #2 - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Dusk Over Eagle Harbor #2 – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

It is amazing how lively “grays” can be. A fun little play with colors.

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Dusk Over Eagle Harbor

September 20, 2016
Dusk Over Eagle Harbor - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 8

Dusk Over Eagle Harbor – Oil on Canvas – 10 x 8

Played with a sunset from a different angle of Eagle Harbor.

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Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12

September 3, 2016
Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12 - Oil on Canvas - 11 x 14

Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12 – Oil on Canvas – 11 x 14

Another play of a midwestern sunset over this Door County peninsula.

Note: This design is also currently available in it’s 6 x 8 study.

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Egg Harbor Regatta

August 18, 2016
Egg Harbor Regatta - Oil on Canvas Panel - 8 x 16

Egg Harbor Regatta – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8 x 16

Traveled to paint at the beach in Egg Harbor. Had intentions of painting the view further to the east, but the attraction  of capturing the regatta was too much. Fortunately found a spot by a picnic table that also offered shade from a tree. Clawed really enjoyed the shade and slept most of the time. As I was in the final stages of completing this painting, a group of friends set up camp nearby. Thought it funny when one of the young women was surprised by Clawed being there. Evidently he was so relaxed and she was oblivious to his being right out there just a few feet from where she set her towel.