It was a colder morning than I’ve experienced in many years. It doesn’t often get to 29 degrees in Seattle! There was a very heavy frost to scrape off the windows of the car, even at 8am!
After breakfast, I drove off for a color tour around the Old Mission Peninsula, north of Traverse City. Because it was so cold, it was a clear, bright, sunny day.
I did 3 sketches before 1300! But none the rest of the day. The 1st and 3rd were drawn on location but colored once I was inside and warm. The 2nd was drawn from inside the warm car.
The first sketch was a classic Michigan barn.
Next, the view of Grand Traverse Bay from a hill on the Old Mission Peninsula. In the foreground are the vines of a winery.
Finally, the Mission Point Lighthouse, which was the furthest point of my drive. It’s very near the 45th parallel, which is half way point between the Equator and the North Pole.
I made a lot of photographs, which are all here.