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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Belle Isle Lagoon

Belle Isle Lagoon

Oil on birch panel, 2010, 5"x 7"


Todays painting is of the lagoon on Belle Isle, an island park in the Detroit river. This view is across from the Detroit Yacht Club. I liked it because there was no real sign of people and I like to imagine scenes like this being from 200, or 300 years ago when just the Native Americans like the Ottawa, Huron or Wyandot tribes lived in the area. The park was actually filled to the gills with people barbequeing and cruising, enjoying their Sunday. Belle Isle was designed as a park by Frederick Law Olmstead the same designer of Central Park in NYC. Like all things in Detroit its seen some better days, but its still a great place to go grab some nature in the city.


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