Isle Royale: 1

by gannonned

Last summer, an artist residency program on Isle Royale provided an opportunity for me to spend two weeks in a national park that carries the “wilderness” categorization by the federal government, one of the few areas in the country that still carries that designation. During that time I walked over sixty-five miles. I also filled a sketchbook. Below are some selections from that sketchbook. I will be posting more about Isle Royale in the future. Most of these sketches are executed in acrylic, inks, and watercolor. Most were started on location and completed in the cabin on Scoville Point. I am currently sketching toward a finished painting that will eventually go to the Isle Royale Park Center in Houghton, MI.