Below is an old seascape painting of Lake Michigan with a view of South Manitou that I had been wondering what to do with.
The solution came to me when my friend Cindy took a snapshot of me at another beach of Lake Michigan. I extracted the figure from Cindy’s snapshot and ‘overlaid’ it with a photo of my old seascape painting using an adobe photoshop algorithm.
Surrealistically rising out of water with my taupe pants making less of a statement than my orange jacket.
Deer are feeding on a block of compressed sunflower seeds in the backyard of my friend Jenny Munten. With her trail cams, she also captures bobcats, coyotes, turkeys, raccoons, foxes, rabbits and opossums in our neighborhood abutting on the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan’s National Seashore. – Opossums are most welcome because they are supposed to be savvy at smelling out tick nests to devour the ticks. – Also abundant are ravens, crows and blue jays.
‘Capering along the Shore’ is the fourth painting in the Motion series
My current series of oil paintings (4 x 2 ft) showing ‘People in Motion’ is based on montages made from photographs and excerpts of videos overlaid with photos of a sunset reflecting in South Bar Lake, waves of Lake Michigan or clouds in an evening sky. This series was a dynamic extension of earlier paintings of models in still poses. ‘Dancing in the Sunset’ is based on excerpts from a video of the model Kuan dancing in the Spring Studio in NYC, stringing together her still poses; ‘Playing at the Beach’ shows my Grandson skimboarding at the water’s edge of Lake Michigan; ‘Dancing in the Sky’ is based on excerpts of the Polunin’s Hawaiian dance ‘Take me to Church’; ‘Capering along the Shore’ is based on snapshots of my friend Cindy at the shore of Lake Michigan.