Winter Storm at Lake Michigan

Winter Storm at Empire Beach #1
Winter Storm at Empire Beach #2 — Oil on wood panels, 20 x 20 in

I am not just a regional painter but also a seasonal painter, that is, I paint wintry motif during the cold months and summery motifs during the warm months.  #1 and #2 were painted in the winters of 2020 and 2021, respectively.  

The motifs for the two paintings come from a video that Karl took at the Empire village beach. We extracted six frames for a potential six-painting-series. I may paint more next winter.  Initially, I was not sure that I liked the subdued winter colors since I usually paint with brighter colors. But now we love looking at these two paintings on our wall.

My paintings are captured by Vada Color. The high resolution files are used to make giclee prints on either paper or canvas of paintings that are not for sale. Maybe, some day, I will publish my paintings  as book . 


8 thoughts on “Winter Storm at Lake Michigan”

  1. These are exquisite, your paintings so exactly bring the feeling of nature, in this case, the sea, to my world so tangibly. I can feel them.

  2. Thank you, Janny. The second painting was more difficult. Painting the foam took a long time. I was only happy with it after I finally established the opposing diagonals of the foam on the sand and the clouds in the sky.

  3. Birgit and Fellow Beach Walker,

    Your detailed wave actions as they slam the winter beach capture both their energy & brilliance that were only witnessed momentarily…until your painting.

    Good work!

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