|It is now coming to mid-August, so I will be sending out one more message after this, which will be of my return to Ohio.|
I had to shift things around some, to make this composition work, but that is where your 'artist's license' comes into play!
Passing through Holland, Michigan, I spotted this windmill at a Dutch settlement and I felt that it had to be included in my journal number eleven.
made a double spread, including the 'back forty' and added a sugar camp for good measure... 'artist's license' again coming onto play...
|Next stop, an old farm tractor in Wisconsin ... again, I like old tin. ...|
|I really liked this old restored building, but not the dull gray colors , so I performed some alterations with a tin roof...hope the owners see this...|
|Onward East... Aboard the car ferry out of Waunakee, Wisconsin to Ludington, MI. Next blog: two stops in Michigan and arrival back home in northeast Ohio!... over v18,000 miles to date.|
|Near Saugatuck , but a very likeness to camps in the Adirondacks which I simply had to draw... a good portion of the buildings were hidden by foliage... again, I used my 'artist's license'!|
|The old train depot. made a good subject.|
|Back in Manistee - second workshop there - I liked this old building in the town center, but I wanted to concentrate on just a part of it... note that I did not include a border which I felt was not needed.|
|I somehow managed the time to pull off the pavement and do this sky study - which might well be the first ever for me... It was just too great to pass up. Yes, it was almost dark by the time I laid in the color washes.|