I'm enjoying doing a series of paintings inspired by the simple patterns and multi-colored rag rugs we have around the house.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Every morning a fisherman goes out in Lake Superior from Grand Marais, MN. He catches lake trout, whitefish and lake herring for the restaurants in town. I decided to paint a scene from my mind's eye of him rushing back to the safe harbor as a storm approached and more easily the stationary boat behind the Dockside Market and Cafe.
When I need an attitude adjustment or to recharge my batteries I like to visit the North Shore of Lake Superior. It never fails to refresh and reinvigorate that feeling of well being that escapes during the daily grind in town. A new adventure this time was a boat trip out of the Silver Bay Marina along the lake shore to Split Rock Lighthouse. Also, walking along the sandy beach on Park Point in Duluth that is seven miles long and watching the "salties" (the 1000' ore boats) coming and going from the harbor.