Autumn Man

Rowing on North Bar Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan, on an Autumn day

oil on linen-covered ACM, 12 x 6 in

I met Peter on a winter day at Empire Beach. Given his work for public media in Traverse City, addressing me, a stranger, felt natural to him.

It was a wondrous encounter. His vivid descriptions of the nature spots he had discovered while traveling across the US brought back similar happy memories for me, momentarily making us forget about the cold wind blowing along the beach.

Our meeting was fleeting, akin to two ships briefly acknowledging each other as they pass by. He went off to a warmer climate after he provided a snapshot on Instagram, upon which this painting is loosely based.

3 thoughts on “Autumn Man”

  1. I love the movement of the sky and the trees on the shore. The expression on the face is also striking.

  2. I agree with Nina…great expression capturing the energy of the place and person. I can feel it!

  3. Thank you, Nina and Katherine. I’m glad you both appreciate my small painting as a way to remember the encounter.

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