I decided to paint looking northwest to the headlands that housed the Agawa Rock Pictographs. Sinclair Cove was just around the corner to the north. There were a couple of characteristic islands that dotted the landscape off Agawa Rock. They caught my eye. Streets of turbulent stratocumulus covered the sky. The sun peaked through between the cloud streets every now and again and the solar radiation felt wonderful on my back. The waves were crashing on Agawa Beach. We were all alone and the campground was virtually empty except for us artists.
I used the correct spelling of the Ojibwe name for Lake Superior. The Ojibwe name for Lake Superior is actually gichi-gami which means "great sea" or "huge water". Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote this name as "Gitche Gumee" in his 1855 epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha". Apparently this spelling was learned from Henry Schoolcraft, who worked with the Ojibwe people at the time Longfellow wrote the poem.