Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sheboygan Boardwalk

We were in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with our boat last weekend. We made the 10 hour run across Lake Michigan in the company of my daughter and son-in-law's boat Sisu. It was the first time my wife and I had been in Sheboygan in over 20 years. We did a lot of walking, toured the art museum, and while my wife was shopping I sat in the shade and did this quick sketch of the Sheboygan river walk. The river walk is a great place to walk and is home to lots of places to eat and views to enjoy.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Corner Building in Montague, Michigan

This is the corner of a building located in Montague, Michigan. Montague is kitty corner across the lake from where we keep our boat. The town of Montague, like many Lake Michigan lake shore towns, is a product of Michigan's lumbering era. At one time Montague was home to prosperous lumber mills and loading docks that shipped the output from the mills. Today Montague continues on but more as a quite place for summer tourism.

The corner building is part of a block of old buildings that house shops that survive on the town's summer residents and tourist season. For some reason I'm drawn to these old buildings. Maybe its their links to the past.

Montague/Whitehall Train Station

We've been on our boat for much of the summer so I've time again to do some art work. This is a sketch of the old Montague/Whitehall, Michigan train station. We keep our boat in Whitehall and when we first started spending summers on the boat there, active railroad tracks ran past the station. The track have been gone for years, replaced by a rails-to-trails bike path that is heavily used.

The train station is still in use but now a a chamber of commerce and tourist information hub. The piece was done with pen and watercolor.

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