The Strong Cabin is a rental cabin located at the Hogsback Ridge Reservation of Lake Metroparks. It has a great view of the Grand River Valley, and of a pond just down the slope. This setting is about as good as it gets around here, since the topography is rather flat being so close to lake Erie. I think I'll rent this place myself!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The fisherman in the painting caught two nice steelhead in the two hours I spent at Chagrin River Park. The steel pedestrian bridge over the river is a landmark in the western part of Lake County. More people visit here than in any other Metropark. Most people I've spoken with here have never seen the other great parks of the system. The city folks are missing out!
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 10:50 AM
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
This view was painted at the Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, looking up toward the bluffs. It was 36 degrees, and no one was there, preferring their chair in a warm house to a chilly park bench with a great view.
I played at this park in the early 50s when my father was fishing at the nearby pier. Theplace was dirty and sleazy then, but Lake Metroparks now manages it and it is a jewel on the coast of Lake Erie.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 7:56 AM
Monday, November 1, 2010
The first time I painted this historic schoolhouse which is now the Lake Metroparks nature learning center, I used an 8" x 10" panel, which I did alla prima in about 2 1/2 hours. This version is 16" x 20", and I went there three days in a row at the same time to get the same light, which took me about eight hours.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 1:30 PM