Monday, July 16, 2018
Drew the storm on the way to Lake Superior west of Wausau. Painted it the day I got home while it was still a fresh experience. The other large painting is of Vesper. I saw this 18 years ago when I road my bike to Vesper from my Grandma's house, and it has lingered in my mind since. Took me long enough to get back and grow into it. Feels like small town America.
I try to get to up to Lake Superior once a year for spiritual renewal. This year I hope to get up there twice! All are little plein air paintings from Madeline Island, Bayfield and Washburn. My funnest one was painting the sunset on Madeline Island. I was sitting by the ferry and post office starting to draw it out when people started lining up for the ferry! But then an act of God occured. A 1977 Chevy Van plopped itself in front of me. Katie talked to him in hopes of him not moving but I really only had 20 minutes until the ferry came. I really had to move! Also interesting to me was how red/orange the Chequamagon Bay was due to recent rains. I was lucky to paint it with a front lit stormy sky forming a nice compliment of blue and orange colors.