"Ferry Road - October" -- plein air field study -- oil on birch panel 8x10"
This is the second painting I did yesterday, as part of the plein air paint-out, sponsored by the Charlevoix Circle of Arts. My friend Al Maciag and I headed out on Ferry Road, south of Charlevoix, as it's one of our favorite areas to paint. We love the views along the gravel road. This is a big farming area, with lots of orchards and dairy farms. I'm a real sucker for painting along roads!
In the distance, on the right, is the edge of a cornfield. The farmers are working hard this week, harvesting corn, as rain is moving in later in the week. Several tractors and other big machinery passed by us as we painted along the road. I'd pulled my car completely off the road, as it's not a good idea to be in a farmer's way! We were serenaded by the roar of farm machinery the whole afternoon.