Fallen Pine, Lake Michegan
Fallen Pine, Lake Michegan
Fallen Pine, Lake Michegan

This painting was made en-plein air while we were staying with our dear friends and fellow artists Karsten and Ellen Topelman at their beautiful lakeside home in Ephraim, Door County, USA.

It was a cold afternoon in October and the fallen pine, surrounded by golden, autumn leaves just cried out to be painted.

Further evidence of the change in seasons and cycle of life was also evident by the presence of salmon and lake trout - having made the final journey to spawn in the shallows - breathed their last along the sandy shore.