North Pier

LG-North Pier, darker
“North Pier” – 24×24 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available for purchase.

This is a view of the north pier at South Haven, as seen from the south pier, which has the more memorable lighthouse. There was no wind the day I took this photo…very unusual for Lake Michigan…so both the lake and the channel were flat and calm. I therefore chose to interpret this scene with lovely neutral colors.

I had a hard time catching the essence of the painting’s colors in a photograph; the original is definitely a little different in person.

Concurrence of Circumstances

For a long time, the painting on this canvas was of a vase, titled “The Vessel” (see the small bottom photo). I never felt really great about “The Vessel,” so I finally got up the nerve to paint over it. As I love to do with paint-overs, I purposely let strategic areas of the original painting show through. The color palette underneath (which included warm aquas and greens) set the tone for this city scene.

Ironically, then, the old painting/canvas was really a “vessel” for the new painting.

City, Untitled (30
City, Untitled (30″x40″ acrylic on canvas)
“The Vessel” painting, which I painted over.

Rosy Mound Trail

The photo is a little off on the color, but hopefully you can get the idea of the mood of this painting. The overcast sky gave this Lake Michigan scene an almost monochromatic effect.

Rosy Mound Trail - 40"x30" acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.
Rosy Mound Trail – 40″x30″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.