Macatawa Greets the Evening

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Macatawa Greets the Evening, 24″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Currently on exhibition at the Walburg Gallery in Grand Haven.

I knew this scene would be tricky to paint because of its dark values. But every time I scrolled by my photo, it beckoned to me.

We had been taking photographs at the Holland State Park, and were heading out. When we drove by these glowing lights (just past the channel, if you recognize the scene), I did that quick intake of breath which Dennis is becoming so familiar with! My camera hadn’t been ready, so we had to quickly circle around again. I almost didn’t catch the effect I was after; the lighting effects change so quickly at that time of dusk!


3 thoughts on “Macatawa Greets the Evening

  1. Love. Yes! I know what you mean! Ken has done some crazy driving to get me to right places before light changes. Very exciting.😏

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