Posts Tagged ‘Door County Wisconsin’

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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.

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View from Cozy Brook North

August 17, 2016
View from Cozy Brook North - Oil on Canvas Panel - 11 x 14

View from Cozy Brook North – Oil on Canvas Panel – 11 x 14

As I ate breakfast, I decided on a spot to travel and paint. As I walked out of our cottage with my gear, I noticed the beautiful play of shadows and light across a neighboring cottage and changed my mind. Decided to paint this subject. Unfortunately I did not have shade and I did not have  my umbrella with me. Improvised by backing my car up to my easel, raised the hatch and threw a blanket over the window. Worked well. I painted while Clawed slept in the grass nearby and Helen enjoyed some quiet reading time.

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Woodwalk

August 11, 2016
Woodwalk - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6 x 8

Woodwalk – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6 x 8

Stopped by Woodwalk Gallery to look for painting opportunities. Spent time walking the property before settling on this view of the entrance…where I started. Oh well. Loved the look of the shadow from the overhead light fixture as it washed across the wall.