Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Daily Painting Practice - Walk in the North Woods

Back from the show in Texas and vacation in the North Woods of Wisconsin. The show was fun. My piece, Cowboy Dave, even won an award of excellence. I flew down to Texas, went to the show, had dinner with the American Plains Artists and, the next morning, flew back to Omaha. I quickly got changed and drove to Northern Wisconsin with my wife/travel companion. The long drive was sooooo worth it. We had the best vacation..... I even tried painting a bit.
Do I look like a painter on vacation or what? I borrowed the shoes.
I don't think I could run out of places to paint up here. The light was truly beautiful, and there are so many lakes and trails that I could spend the rest of my painting days hiking and painting without getting bored. This is my assessment after staying up there for only a week.
I must confess that my reputation as the world's worst fisherman was on the line. I couldn't paint him because he was too small to keep.
click on the image to enlarge the painting

Walk in the North Woods
original by Peter Yesis
oil on masonite

This is my gift to our friends who invited us up to share their piece of paradise. This is them, walking and talking on one of the many hikes we took through the North Woods. Carole and Peter, thanks for a wonderful time, and look for your package in the mail.


小喬 said...

wow...nice blog

Sarah said...

stunning painting peter, you have really captured the moment, lovely!

Anonymous said...

WoW! This is a stunner! Beautiful!

Darren Maurer said...

Nice painting. Sounds like a great trip you guys had up there. I'm thinking those shoes have to go though.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What can we say? We had an incredible week with wonderful friends. A Yesis original being delivered to our doorstep? Are we dreaming? The gift of your art will be forever treasured just like the gift of your friendship. We look forward to another voyage through life with you both. And by the way, the shoes make the man. You blend.
Peter and Carole

Cara said...

Peter - what a great post and lovely painting - lucky friends! I enjoyed the photo's and what's the old saying? ....teach a man to fish and he'd better stick to painting....