By the Shores of Lake Superior

24"W x 18"H x 1.0"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: great lakes, duluth, little kids, lake, minnesota, minneapolis, gulls, girls

Media: acrylic on gessobord

Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2017

Ready to Hang

One Sunday while on a camping trip in Minnesota, near Lake Superior, I went into the city of Duluth, near the docks where the ships come in. It was summer and hot and a perfect day for people to be visiting the grassy by the docks on the big lake. Some little girls were chasing the numerous gulls which hang out by the water. They were having such a good time, despite being all "dressed up"! I took several photos, and this painting is how I captured the feeling of that beautiful summer day near Lake Superior. This is an acrylic painting in a simple wooden frame, ready to hang.

Many years ago in the frozen north (Minnesota) I was a talented child drawer. That led to a love of painting that I have had all of my life. I received a degree in illustration while in high school. Later I studied fine arts painting at a MN university and have been painting ever since. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolors but I also do occasional oil paintings. I do portraits, landscapes, and abstracts, and occasional series like wildlife on abstract backgrounds. I'm very interested in environmental causes and often do paintings about those themes. I sometimes work in a series but ultimately paint what inspires me. Originally from MN, I have also lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota. I don't really love to move, but I love to travel, especially to central America. Sometimes I interpret my travel photos later as paintings. I now live in the Atlanta Georgia area with my husband and cute dog. My studio is in my home so I can paint at 3:00 am if I want to, and yes, that happens. I'm a night owl painter, because that's often when the magic happens.

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