Monday, August 27, 2012

Door County co-op

This is an oil painting I did a long time ago. It's a 12 X 24" oil on canvas. The interesting thing about the whole thing is that it is now a part of Door County (Wisconsin) history. These buildings are no longer there. When you go to this site now the trees and buildings have been replaced by moorings for boats and on land and up the hill are a lot of condominium buildings. Like any resort area there's a lot more money to be made in condos than in an old grocery store and fish warehouse. This was in the town of Sister Bay. It's still a nice place; the park here has concerts often in the summer for all the tourists, fishing boats still take people out onto the Bay to fish in open water.You can go to a fish boil almost any evening in one of the Door County towns in the summer. Even after 30 years of mowing down some of the past, Door County is still a charming place to visit. There's even a plein air painting festival in July. While these buildings are gone, there are still some remarkable old buildings still standing and I intend to paint them.

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