"Boardman River" -- plein air field study -- oil on birch panel 8x10" -- Margie Guyot
My friend Al Maciag and I were cruising around the "Seasonal Roads - Unplowed in Winter" areas, east of Traverse City when we stopped at a little campground. It was really beautiful, with large pines, hemlocks, ancient oaks -- and this lovely stream.
I was struck by the colors in the water and the reflections. Painting water is always challenging, but fun. It's always a juggling act: the water refuses to hold still and the light conditions are constantly changing. But I find painting water addictive.
It was pretty chilly out, and breezy. Thank goodness both of us had extra jackets along. The water looked deep and not too far above freezing. I bet the fishing was good along this stretch!
The painting was quite wet when photographed; I couldn't escape the wet glare on the left and right sides.