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mk  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

Earliest open ever!

I have been swamped, but am starting to find a rhythm to life after the lab.

This week I built a pretty nice plant stand with cast iron pipe and some reclaimed oak boards. I'll take some pictures tomorrow.

Also, I finished this painting a few days ago. It's the Eagle Harbor lighthouse on Lake Superior. My grandfather was stationed there in WWII.

Looking for my next subject.

lil  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's beautiful. It's hard to imagine a military presence so far inland. Whatever for?

kleinbl00  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

filthy canuckistanis

lil  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think we were mostly allies.

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lil  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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mk  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks. He was in the Coast Guard. I imagine it was mostly to protect shipping from weather more than the Nazis. I know he was involved in at least one major rescue when a freighter broke up.

I wonder if they ever feared enemy infiltration of the Great Lakes.

cgod  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The government had taken control of all shipping in the United States during the war and after. Food, resources and manufacturing moved in the great lakes was a humongous part of the after. Food shipments after the war prevented mass starvation.

It was the greatest conversion of a capitalist economy into a control economy ever. It killed a lot of Naziz and Japanese. Great lakes shipping was a big part of the war effort. Gramps was a cog in the machine.

b_b  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Probably pretty difficult to get through the locks around Niagara Falls. I've never seen them, but I've seen the Sault locks and there isn't a lot of room for a U-boat when a ship is in there.

zebra2  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe from Crab People

_refugee_  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You've done a gorgeous job

mk  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks, ref.

rd95  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Love the painting. You seem to enjoy landscapes, which is awesome, but have you thought about doing some nature themed still life? Maybe a fallen leaf in a puddle or something. There's something about trying to recreate the little things in the world that can kind of get you feeling philosophical.

mk  ·  490 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks. I know what you are saying, but for some reason I'm not feeling the 'study' subject matter. I think it's because I am looking more to paint atmosphere than the objects themselves.

I do want to try my hand at portraiture at some point, though. People have more than their features that need painting.

rd95  ·  489 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whatever you decide to do next, I can't wait to see it. Your paintings really do come out great. :)