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I am an artist working in Water Color, Oils, Glass and wood in North Central Indiana. I enjoy Plein Aire work the most but often find myself in the studio during the winter when the weather is less than desirable for working on location. I have always been an artist, memories of drawing are some of my oldest. My early influence came from looking at old magazine covers done by Norman Rockwell. Later I discovered the photography of Edward Curtis as he had struggled to capture the American Indians of the Southwest before that culture completely disappeared. then I found Andrew Wyeth and knew what I wanted to paint. The Egg Tempera and Water Color Paintings of Andrew Wyeth were simply wonderful and I was forever committed to painting the rural landscape and those that live there. It was then I realized I would never again see the land as I had before I painted it. Soon after it was Winslow Homer and his Water Colors that kept feeding my interest in this medium and a traditional approach to my art. While I left the life as a professional artist for a time I find my return to it at this point in my life refreshing. Life is a journey and I am turning towards home. Mike Yazel

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Winona Lake Study

   This is a little study that will become a much larger painting for an upcoming art show I will be doing on June 4th and 5th. This is of a footbridge over the canal and is just a wonderful little piece of spring color and light. This is a small painting only 5x7 inches in size but is where I work out the issues for the larger one that is coming. I get to try things out here and see what I like and what I don't and make mental notes of changes for the larger painting. Hope to see you at the show!

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