This past weekend it was beautiful here in Michigan and it is supposed to get up to 73 on Wednesday!
We took advantage of the weather and headed out Saturday late afternoon/evening for a little drive to visit the beaches so I could do some "homework" for my paintings.
It was still really windy (hubby is still doing well, no repercussions from the run-in with the downed tree) and it was a perfect time to take some photos of the waves out in the lake, how they roll up on shore, how the light hits them and just their overall movement.
It was interesting because in the town that I live, which is about 20 miles south from where the photos above were taken, the waves were not as big.
However, that did not stop the surfers from trying to catch a few waves.
Mind you the water temp is still in the 30's.
(the kids thought it was cool that they could jump over the fence)
Monday was rainy and humid and some severe weather came rolling through late afternoon.
We actually had to leave my daughters basketball game due to a tornado watch, school policy for the area. We haven't had a tornado in our town in a LONG time but better safe than sorry.
After the storms passed my daughter and I went out to the lake to do some more "homework".
I wanted sunset pictures and to see how the sun displays its colors on the clouds and water while setting.
Here is what we got.
I love these and may have to attempt a painting in the future.
It was interesting to see how the colors changed from different angles and depending how much I zoomed in and out as well as when the sun was sinking lower.
I am so blessed to live in such a beautiful area.
My goal for myself for painting, after I become more confident in my abilities, is to go up and down our coastline and paint the places that I love so much here in Michigan.
My friend Ral, an artist that I featured a while back, mentioned in one of our conversations that she could paint one stretch of beach there in Hawaii and never get the same picture.
She is so right!
The beach, water and sky are ever changing and seem more and more beautiful and inspiring every time I look.
Sorry this is such a long post, I got really excited and inspired.
So I thank you again for letting me share this with you.