Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Boardman River

"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.

1 comment:

  1. It is a good work Margie. You are courageous to paint outside when it is cold.

    ♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥