Posts Tagged ‘Ephraim’


Remember Me

December 13, 2015
Remember Me; Oil on Canvas Panel 9" x 12"

Remember Me; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″

Out early in the morning and back out to Anderson Dock in Ephraim. This structure has been painted many times by many artists from many angles. Interesting structure with an interesting twist.

Long story short, visitors are invited to sign their names onto the building. A sort of legal graffiti. Yes, our name is on the building and we make a point of updating it every year.

BTW – Welcome Jean


Carol’s Place

November 19, 2015
Carol's Place; Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"

Carol’s Place; Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 10″

While painting a harbor scene in Ephraim one morning, I noticed this scene directly behind me. The next morning, I returned to capture the sunlight draping across this home. Much to my delight, the owner of this home came out to see what I was doing and loved it. Though the owner was unable to be there when I completed the work, we did keep in contact. I am grateful and happy to say that this painting now hangs in the home that inspired it.


Malibu Moo’s, Wilsons

October 9, 2014
Malibu Moos; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"

Malibu Moos; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 10″

Played with this design of Malibu Moo’s, a location across from Clark Park in Fish Creek. The painting which I had attempted earlier  in the day had not gone well. It was a nice to get this done. While I painted, I noticed my wife chatting with some folks near the harbor. Did not surprise me to find out that they were teachers. Anyway, it kept my wife busy long enough to allow me sufficient time to finish this painting.

After lunch, we made a couple quick stops and then up to Ephraim to get a painting of Wilsons. Due to time constraint, I neglected to include people (which are ALWAYS around this establishment). Oh well, maybe next time.

Wilsons; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"

Wilsons; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 10″


Door County July 18

August 5, 2012

Plein Air July 18 – Klenke’s; Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

Our oldest son is engaged to be married next summer. We decided to take one last vacation before the family expands next summer.

We looked at going out west but two things occurred to deter our destination. Fires in Colorado and my youngest son developed a stress fracture to his foot. Leg in a cast would entail wheelchair / crutches, not conducive to activities such as horseback  rides or white water rafting (maybe next summer).

Heartbreak and stress, the boys suggested a trip up to Door County, if my wife and I would not object. They could not get the statement out of their mouths before we agreed. To put focus on the family, I offered to deter “painting ventures” during the trip, though I did bring some supplies and a camera.

First few days went well, except for the sinus infection which was getting the better of me. I did manage some sketches and photos until Wednesday. Tuesday evening, the family decided that they wanted to enjoy a lazy morning on Wednesday (sleep in and read). This opened up an opportunity for me. I got up early and headed up to Ellison Bay to capture a view of Klenke’s  garage. As I arrived, I found a good view from the parking lot of a bank. The bank was not yet opened and I was not certain that my presence there would be acceptable. Fortunately, as the manager arrived, she indicated approval at my work and wished me success with my painting. Wish that I had been brave enough to go with a larger panel.

Spent the rest of the day doing family activities. Following dinner, the gang decided to venture to the Anderson Docks in Ephraim to take in the sunset, and I was allowed to bring along my paints. As we arrived, I noticed some equipment being set up. We assumed that a concert was about to be performed. I set up my gear and was into the painting before we realized that this group was preparing for a midweek church service, appropriately named The Anderson-Docksology. It was very moving to be capturing my reaction to Gods creation while hearing the words and music of this religious service. Unfortunately, it was not the most spectacular of sunsets, but it was enjoyable experience.

Plein Air July 18 – Anderson Docks-ology; Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″


Peninsula Workshop Day 4

July 29, 2012

Plein Air June 30 – Wilson’s; Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

Final day of the workshop. We met at a public park in Ephraim. The instructor did a demonstration painting then we took some time to paint. I couldn’t resist doing a painting of the restaurant across the road. A bit on an institution in this town. It gets very busy in the early evening as vacationers buy ice cream to enjoy as they view the sunset over the bay. Might be a bit cliche but I painted it any way.