On Saturday morning I was looking through a bunch of photographs on my computer trying to find old family photographs and other reference photos for my collage project. At one point I happened to stop on some photographs of Lake Superior that I took several years ago during a visit to Duluth.
I've always loved this photograph and I was inspired by the soft shades of blue to paint a few blue watercolor washes as I worked through various ideas for the collage. Then, I decided to paint my own little version of Lake Superior. I didn't really have time for the diversion, as I needed to be focused on the collage. But sometimes, unexpected diversions are good medicine. In this case, the quick little visit to Lake Superior was a welcome change. It didn't help me get any closer to completing the collage project, but that's ok. I think I just needed the trip.