Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Leelanau Orchards and Vineyards

12 x 16" Oil Leelanau Vineyards

This 12 x 16" oil painting was created in my studio in an alla prima fashion ( in one sitting). My wife and I visited Traverse City, Michigan this past summer. While we were there, we traveled up the thin strip of land that separates the East and West Traverse Bays. Apparently, this place has the perfect climate for orchards and vineyards. What I really enjoyed about the landscape there, was the many planes of land that were layered towards the horizon. These thin strips of color made for an interesting composition and painting subject. I get excited about these kinds of things, but my wife was more interested in the wine tasting.

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