Elements of Rock and Water

Kathleen Kalinowski's avatar Kathleen Kalinowski

The awesome rock formations along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are the inspiration of this year's entry. The coastline of soaring sandstone cliffs have been sculpted over time by crashing waves and wind, exposing the earth's colorful layers. The colors are created by large amounts of minerals in the rock, like iron, copper, limonite and manganese. The cold waters of Lake Superior provide a beautiful blue-green contrast to the multi-colored layers. Nature wins again with a harmonious palette to be interpreted by the artist. I hope to portray both the mystery and majesty of this special place that is unique to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: oil on stretched linen
  • Width: 5
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 3.3