Archive for September, 2009

Return to Hamilton County

September 25, 2009

I took a break from painting in Hamilton County Parks to fulfill a post as Artist In Residence at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In 20 days I did 12 paintings, often hiking miles to get to specific locations. Pictured Rocks is a gorgeous piece of Lake Superior’s southern shore, with 200 foot high sandstone cliffs looking out over the crystal waters. Fall colors were just getting intense when we left on the 23rd. We could hear wolves at night, and saw a Black bear and plenty of bear sign, so I did look over my shoulder occasionally as I worked. I don’t mind people looking over my shoulder nearly as much as I would mind having a bear standing behind me.
Now it’s back to work on Hamilton County Parks.