Back Inside the Studio

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Spent the weekend working on this 24 x 48 oil painting of Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Call it roots and wings: This push and pull between working outside from life and getting down to the business of making studio paintings.

It’s 90+ degrees out this week of late September. I’m not complaining — I know, the gift of a endless summer. But for outdoor painting, this kind of weather is miserable, at least for me. And not a cloud in the sky is not a good thing for a painter outdoors.

So I’ve been working outside for a couple weeks now, and I found myself really wanting to translate all I’d been soaking up into studio paintings. I know I should probably be on an inner tube in the lake, but I found myself spending the weekend inside the studio, happy as can be, making art.

No worries, I’m gearing up to do a lot of outdoor painting this fall. But a week inside the studio sounds like heaven to me right now. So that’s where you’ll find me. Tune into Facebook and Instagram to see what’s being created from all those hours spent outdoors.

Where have you been spending your time? And how are you like these 90 degrees fall days?


  1. janowrite September 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful painting – love it!

    • Stephanie Schlatter November 6, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you!

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