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Monday, January 27, 2014

Article in Outdoor Painter newsletter

A nice article about my Lake Michigan painting experiences over the past few years, especially how to dress for the cold conditions.

Friday, January 17, 2014

First winter paint of 2013

I'm a little behind in my blogging.  Will try to play catch up in the weeks ahead.
One of the greatest treasures of plein air painting is the people you meet while out painting.  I've said it before (yes), and I'll say it many times again!  I was fortunate to meet a wonderful family while painting at the Lynden Sculpture Garden fundraiser this summer.  They invited me to paint at their cottage and it's such a charming place. 
This was painted in early December when we "thought" it was cold.  After experiencing the Polar Vortex of early January, a balmy 18 degrees seems like a cakewalk now in retrospect. 
This little building on their property was used in the past for card playing, cigar smoking and boozing.  Oh, if these walls could talk.  At least, that's what I kept thinking as I was painting this.