Sorry for the blurry picture, but how appropriate.  This was the result of my first ever Plein Air Quick Paint competition and it was in of itself, a blur!

Done at Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau, Michigan, during the inaugural Paint Grand Traverse week.  How lucky I was to be able to participate let alone sell my painting while it was still wet!  We had just 2 hours to complete our work, frame it, and submit for judging.  I was drawn to this cottage because of the immense peeling that was going on next to the old fashioned screen door with all of its intricacy.  A little intimidating to attempt the siding and gingerbread but I gave it a valiant effort.  It was exhilarating (and a little stressful).  I forgot to take a picture of it before I turned it in but was able to grab this very bad photo inside the gallery as it was sold.  I am so thrilled and amazed!  (I think I will try it again at a slower pace–I really like doors!)