While Kate and I were at Art Camp we decided (for the first time in all our art camp years!) to do a road trip. And it was a very special occasion.
We were off to the charming town of Harbor Springs, Michigan, to meet up with artist Elizabeth Pollie -- whom Kate hadn't seen since she babysat for her decades before! It was an afternoon filled with fun, laughter and a delightful visit to a charming town.
Elizabeth is a fabulous oil painter and it was a joy to visit the beautiful gallery she owns and see her work and that of the artists she represents.
This painting of a sailboat was one of my favorites.
And so was this -- the feathers on the horses legs seemed to move!
Here's a closer look.
This was another favorite. I could tell stories from these paintings!
And of course, one has to love the black cat under a harvest moon. (Well, this one does, at least!)
This was another favorite.
And this one. My photographs are not very good and don't begin to do the vibrant colors or mysterious subject justice,
Elizabeth also does en plein air painting and recently joined in a plein air event called "Paint Traverse City." These are some of her plein air paintings (not all from Paint Traverse City 2022).
After enjoying the art (and a tasty lunch -- a Caprese Omelet for me -- Elizabeth took us on a tour about town, enjoying some of the shops and lovely alley ways that abound in the small bayside town.
She took us to one of the loveliest views of the city, high on a bluff. From there you could both the town...
...and the beautiful Little Traverse Bay.
Nope. Couldn't beat the view!
We even caught a glimpse of several of the local residents, including this one!
There were lots of delightful things about the day -- good conversation, loads of wonderful art, a fun day away from the lake, and I even bought a cute jacket! But the best part was seeing two friends, long apart, reunited.
A wonderful day!