"Fisherman's Island Park - Morning" -- plein air field study -- oil on birch panel 8x10"
This was the first painting of the day, done on the road at Fisherman's Island State Park, just south of Charlevoix, Michigan. The trees are in full glory now, loaded in golds and reds. A glimpse of Lake Michigan showing on the right, with Fisherman's Island in the distance. The lake is low and you can walk on dry land all the way over to the island.
I love painting shadows falling across the road (as if you didn't know that by now). As I painted at the side of the road, big RVs rattled past, kicking up clouds of dust. Fortunately, the wind was blowing steadily from the west, so I wasn't covered in it. That's not always the case!