Saturday was beautiful but windy. I sat on the beach, listened to the pounding surf and sketched the the stairs coming down to the beach. God has created a beautiful world and I find that is especially true in Michigan. I do love my state.
I traveled south to Fennville where they were hosting a paint out at Pier Cove Park. The lovely lavender Money Plant blossoms where out, the beach grass was spreading, the sand was warm and even though my sketch shows that I need to work at this more – it was fun. This is part of the scene I was working on, without the other artist.
Weathered wood and texture are among the things that I am drawn to so this was a natural, besides I liked the way the sun was warming me when I sat viewing this scene.
I didn’t finish. A lesson learned that day; don’t plan on painting for a long time if there are no bathrooms close by.
On the way back home I stopped for lunch and found these beautiful Iris outside the restaurant. The Iris, especially this color, is one of my favorite flowers.
Inside the restaurant while I waited for my lunch, I did a little sketching. I wonder, perhaps a series of Salt and Pepper Shakers…. hmmmm.
Plein Air Painting is a wonderful way to spend a day.