Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Trip North

"Birch Trees at Trail Center"
 oil on linen, 10x8 inches
copyright 2011 MaryAnn Cleary

Last week I had to deliver several paintings for a one person art show at the Coho Cafe in Tofte, MN. The show will be at Coho until July 9th. The Coho Cafe sits along the northern side of Lake Superior on Highway 61. All along the northern shore of Lake Superier the drive is spectacular with beautiful views. A favorite.

"Lace Lake"
 pastel, 8x10 inches
copyright 2011 MaryAnn Cleary

Every time that I head North along Lake Superior, I try to go a bit further and head up the Gunflint Trail to a place called the Trail Center. The food is spectacular and the cabins comfortable as home with spectacular views of the lake and privacy. A true gem.

This last time, I did get some painting time in and did a few studies to get my skills set moving in the right direction. The atmosphere there is very conducive to creativity....and eating great food, fishing, hiking, relaxing and more.

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