Monday, September 14, 2009

15. Manistee, Michigan

Over Labor day weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the family cottage of a Chicago friend, in Manistee, MI. It was a wonderfully relaxing and delightful weekend filled with laying on the beach, swimming, trampoline jumping, delicious food, shuffleboard, and friends! I did this painting sitting in front of cottage looking out over Lake Michigan, at sunset. This painting reinforces one of the challenges of watercolor, which is that it can not always be done quickly. Often a wash must dry before proceeding in order to acheive the desired effect. Therefore, the medium is not entirely ideal for painting time-sensitive events like sunsets! It was delightful none the less to sit and paint the sunset and to sit and imagine the sunset as I completed the painting the following day.
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