Last weekend was the annual Classic Old Boat Show and Art Fair. Last year I just showed up and was amazed by the boats; lots of those old Chris-Craft's and Thompson "woodies". Since I'm a boat owner myself (fiberglass), I just love boating and the water.
|This is the boat I ended up painting|
Pewaukee Lake is located about 20 miles west of Milwaukee. Six miles long, it's one of the largest lakes in the state. On the east end is the quaint downtown area of Pewaukee. Lots of Indian named towns in Wisconsin, it this is no different. The weather was superb! Sunny and about 75* you really couldn't ask for a better day. I got there at 6:30am to scope a first painting scene out...and to register by 7 because I had to be somewhere at 8:30.
What caught my eye was the deserted beach area, except for a flock of seagulls, the calm water, and the roped off swimming area. A seagull was sitting on a No Swimming Buoy, so it seemed to be a nice little subject.
So off I went. I had 45 minutes to get this quick plein air painting done, packed up, and back in my car. the result is below: "Awaiting the Day" 8x10 oil
|"One in a Million" 11x14 Oil|