Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chetek Vacation

Summer is gone. This year, the second half was hot and busy. I am going to make a series of posts to pick up where the blog left off... nearly two months ago!

Each year, my wife and I take a fishing vacation for a week in Chetek WI. This year, it was during the second week in July. I like to fish, but when I get out on the boat, I usually end up with the urge to paint. I brought my pochade box with me this year and several panels, instead of my usual french easel and stretched canvases. This made it easier to paint on a whim, because I could just hop on with a loaded palette and a couple of brushes. The week was one of the coolest of the summer, and it ended up being a nice warm up for the Door County Plein Air Festival.

12x16" oil on linen Morning Clouds

8x10" oil on linen Blue Gill

9x12" oil on linen Out To Dry

9x12" oil on linen Golden Hour

5x7" oil on linen Sun on the Water

3 comments:

Dan Corey said...

These are some sweet pieces!! All are even better in person. The fish is my fav !

Matthew Holt said...

These are great, Kyle! I can't pick a favorite...just a real nice series, all of em.

Kyle Martin said...

Thanks Dan!
The fish is also my personal favorite. I had to struggle to catch that guy!
Kyle