At times, I like to paint the areas near where I live at in plein aire. These are a couple of quick acrylic studies (done in less than an hour each) that I did during the past few weeks. The first is of whitefish point in the upper peninsula, in the early morning.
The second is of the beach where I live, down about a half mile. I sat and painted this while my friends were rock collecting.
Plein aire studies are fun, and good for capturing light and the conditions near Lake Huron.