"Sunset #2: Rex Beach 8/15/10" -- plein air field study -- oil on canvas panel -- 8x10" -- Margie Guyot
The sun had just dipped below the horizon, but there was still lots of light, enough to paint a second (or even a third) painting. I was looking north, out over Lake Michigan, towards Harbor Springs. I could see there was quite a rainstorm going on out over the lake. Still very windy -- hard to hold my brush still enough to paint the horizon line. But very refreshing, after last week's heat wave!
After I got home, a friend called to say his wife (an oboe player) had gotten rained out of the Harbor Springs Community Band's concert. They'd gotten through about mid-way through their third number when the conductor had to stop and announce they had to end. Such a mad scramble to pack up instruments, stands, chairs and music! They managed to square it all away seconds before the giant deluge.
It was dry as a bone where I stood, thank goodness. The rain didn't hit here in Eastport until after about 11 PM.