As my husband is from Minnesota and has lots of relatives there, we often visit Minnesota. We spent a pleasant day in Grand Marais on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota during one of our visits a few years ago. It is a picturesque artist community with two harbors and lighthouses. The reference photo for the painting was backlit and pretty much black and white. But I loved the composition and wanted to make a painting out of it.
I transformed a bleached-out, afternoon scene into a romantic twilight moment. I went wild with dots in the water, sky and everywhere. I hope you like my pointillist style as much as I do!