Charlevoix Harbor (sold) 11″x14″  View in Charlevoix, MI. Autumn Forest  11″x14″  View from the back of my house in Bear Lake, MI. Afternoon at Point Betsie 11″x14″  This is a well-known lighthouse in Benzie County, MI. Morning Starr  11″x14″  The Morning Starr is moored in a canal in Matlacha, FL. The Platte at Deadstream Road  16″x20″  In Benzie County, MI. Autumn at Upper Herring  11″x14″  This road leads to a nature preserve in Benzie County, MI. Beach Path at Fisherman’s Island 11″x14″  The beach is near Charlevoix, MI. Swamp at Upper Herring Lake  11″x14″  The swamp is a nature preserve in Benzie County, MI. At High Bridge  16″x20″  This is a lovely spot high above the Manistee River in Manistee County, MI. Summer Birch  11″x14″  This birch is along a path leading to Lake Michigan north of Arcadia, MI. I Dream of Scotland  11″x14″   I painted this scene from a photograph I took on a trip my husband and I took to Scotland. Walking Frankfort Pier  11″x14″

 

The sun hits a grove of trees casting long shadows in late afternoon.  A solitary duck glides along the edge of a fog-shrouded pond.
Such scenes are the treasures I seek whether painting en plein air or taking photographs to interpret as a watercolor later in my studio.
It’s always difficult to select which scene to paint.  There are so many to find – always another around the bend.
But sometimes, the perfect scene is only a few steps into my own backyard.