Posts Tagged ‘harbor’


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.


Plein Air – Sister Bay

July 24, 2013
Sister Bay; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Sister Bay; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

Helen saw a notice that there was a Zumba class at the Sister Bay city hall at 8:00am. Being the nice guy that I am, I offered to let her go to this class while we were on vacation. Being the artist that I am, I had ulterior motives. The city hall is adjacent to a park, beach and marina. I could paint while Helen attended Zumba.

Tough morning. Overcast and somewhat misty. I quickly found three possible designs. Filtered down to one and put paint to canvas as quickly as possible. Put the finishing details in place as Helen emerged from her class. On to breakfast.

Helen and me at Cave Point

Helen and me at Cave Point


Door County July 20

August 8, 2012

Plein Air July 20 – Harbored at Fish Creek; Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

We planned to have dinner in Fish Creek. The boys offered an idea. They wanted to visit Clark Park to relax and read a little bit before dinner. That gave me a chance to set up my gear and work on a small painting.

Had a little bit of trouble. I quickly found three possible designs but only had time to do one. Enjoyed doing this piece. Fortunately, I locked in the main boats quickly. It was a busy harbor this afternoon. One key boat left the docks while I was painting and three others came in.