"Dusk - Rex Beach 8/29/10" -- plein air field study -- oil on canvas panel -- 8x10" -- Margie Guyot
The cooler, chilly and rainy weather of late summer has arrived. This view was painted from my favorite "sunset" spot, Rex Beach. It's about 3 miles from my house, right on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. People may be surprised, but the lakeshore is full of little inlets like these. The water stays shallow for quite a distance out.
We're starting to experience an invasion of "phragmites": tall, non-native reeds. Efforts are underway to eradicate them before they take over the entire shoreline.
This painting was done AFTER the sun had dipped below the horizon and the light was fading fast.