Paintings of landscapes #5

wilmette pier

This is the remains of a pier jutting into Lake Michigan very near to where the previous posted icy landscapes were found. The pier had been there for many decades and at some point was deliberately trashed by the Park District because it was falling apart and too costly to fix (and too costly to remove). Now it is a pile of broken cement and boulders. I have scaled the icy rocks a few times in winter to get a good view of some shoreline ice formations, and it is pretty scary, so I keep it safe.

My favorite part of this painting is the contrasting textures amongst the major surfaces, rock, wood, ice, water and sky. I used mostly brushes, but did pull out the painting knife from time to time, especially for the rocks.

This painting is 24” x 32” on a wood panel. For more work please visit my website:


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