Fisherman’s Island – December Thaw

“Fisherman’s Island – December Thaw” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 8 x 10″ by Margie Guyot

After days (and weeks) of dreary, dark skies and blowing snow, we hit a heat wave — up into the 40’s. And blue skies! I decided to drive around and find a spot to do a plein air field study instead of stagnating in my studio, working on my still life, with the cats constantly begging me for treats. I needed airing out big-time. Fisherman’s Island State Park is just south of Charlevoix and if you go there in winter, you’d better have 4WD. The road isn’t plowed and it’s full of ruts. Even a downed tree across the road couldn’t keep some of us hardy souls away.

I wish I’d remembered to bring my camera along. It would have been a good “action shot”. I’d set up right at the edge of the water and the waves kept crashing higher and higher, getting my boots a little wet. But it was worth it!

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