Wind Point Beach, 8 x 6, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014
My home town of Racine, Wisconsin sits right on the shores of Lake Michigan. I grew up swimming in that lake, and can tell you from experience that it is pretty cold for most of the summer. The trick for surviving the frigid temperature is simple - just stay in the water long enough for your limbs to go numb. It works every time.
By the way, this not actually the beach we swam at as kids. That beach is long and wide, and always crowded with swimmers and sunbathers. This is a quieter beach on the north side of town near the lighthouse.
This is the last "memory lane" painting from my high school reunion weekend. I enjoyed revisiting with paint and canvas. I hope we have another gathering soon!
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