Lake Erie finally froze this week. When the Lake freezes, a giant marker highlights ‘winter’ and shouts WINTER. Often, after many storms, the snow and ice are thrown into huge mountains that reach amazing height and transform the Lake into a silent, alien world.
I took this shot from the studio window at first light. I can see Kathleen’s footprints from when she took Buddy–our Silky terrier (think Todo from the Wizard of Oz)–for his morning walk down to beach. Buddy likes to explore the beach and doesn’t mind the water, although he’s no fan of the snow.
Here’s a shot of the paintings I’ve worked on over the past several days. None are done yet, or even close.