Orion Art at White Dog Studio

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mentor Headlands

Sunday morning, October 12 at Mentor Headlands State Park. Birding with friends. (Birds of note: 500+ yellow rumped warblers...crazy, crazy there were so many! Winter wren, white throated sparrows, hermit thrush, juncos and more)
Along with the birding, soaking up the beauty of the day, taking many reference photos.
Working from the photo above, I developed this painting. I didn't print out a picture, just used the camera screen as reference. The goal being not to literally interpret what I saw, but to capture the essence of the light and color of the morning at the dunes. The softness of the dunes.

(contact me if interested in purchasing this painting, 8 x 10 unframed, 14 x 16 framed, oil on panel)


  1. Great painting from Mentor Headlands...of the dunes!!! Love it!

  2. Hi Mary Ann,
    Just stopped by to see what you have been up to. I love the painting of the dunes--it's really beautiful! Hope your studio sale goes well. I am getting ready for one of those as well. Take care