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Eagle Harbor Morn, Andersons, Eagle Harbor Sunset

September 26, 2014
Eagle Harbor Morn; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Eagle Harbor Morn; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

While my wife went for an early morning stroll, I set up on the hotels beach to capture the harbor in the morning light. It was a lot less windy than the conditions which I fought the night before. Very calm. Moved fast and still had to battle to keep the vision. Took about a half hour to get this one done.  About the time I finished, my wife had just returned from her walk. We cleaned up and headed into town for breakfast at The Old Post Office.

Andersons; Plein Air oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"

Andersons; Plein Air oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 10″

Following breakfast, we headed over to the Anderson dock. A lot of possibilities. Took a few minutes to move around and make some sketches. Settled on this design. It was sunny when I started but then clouds moved in. The sun peaked out a couple of times, but most the time I worked in filtered light. Finished a little before noon. We had lunch and I started on another painting. The second painting was proceeding well until the rain came. Quickly got my gear and supplies back to the car.

It rained throughout the afternoon. About dinner time the rain let up and it appeared that we might get a sunset. After dinner, we got back to the hotel. The plan was to grab my paint box. Load it with paint and with minimum supplies, walk into town to catch the sunset. Unfortunately, about a half way to town, it started to rain. We half ran, half walked back to the hotel . Felt like I was in some sort of Twilight Zone episode. As we got back to the hotel, the rain stopped. Rather than go back into town, I set up across the street from our hotel and captured what sunset we had (below). I was wet and cold, but got another painting done.

Eagle Harbor Sunset; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x  8"

Eagle Harbor Sunset; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″


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