Color tour on the peninsula

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.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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3 Responses to Color tour on the peninsula

  1. Nathan Bernard says:

    I know its from the opposite side of the country but reminds me of new england.

  2. miatagrrl says:

    Lovely sketches, Kate! How funny that we were both in national parks and on peninsulas this week. Unfortunately, no sunshine for me… rain every day.

  3. Fabio says:

    You made them with the authentic colors of Michigan. Thank you!

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