Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pyracanthas - Salt Lake City

We drove out to Salt Lake City for Thanksgiving this year. No snow but cold enough for a California boy that I opted to set up on the deck where a pyracanthas was showing off it's winter berries. Very striking against the bare trees and dead grass.

8x10 oil on linen panel

Thursday, November 13, 2008

End of the day - Au Sable River

This is from a photo that I took from a drift boat after a long day of fishing on the Au Sable river in Michigan. Right after I snapped this, I caught a nice Brown Trout about 10 yards downstream from this spot.

Since most of this was in shade I tried to stay mostly in the cool colors until I got to the light filtering through the trees. This was also done with a limited palette of 6 colors (plus white).

12x18  oil on linen panel

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lake Huron Wind Socks

I tried to watch a little football tonight. Jeeeze, one more beer commercial and I was going to scream! So, at halftime I decided to change venues and I took a stab at this photo of a stormy afternoon on Lake Huron.

I took the original photo last July. Just 30 minutes earlier the sky was mostly clear and the wind was calm. Ah! You gotta love Michigan weather!

6x8  oil on linen panel

If you're wondering why there are poles with windsocks standing out in the water, these are used to tie off small boats and jet skies when they're not being used. Each pole flies a distinctive flag or windsock so you can find it when you return to shore.