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Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer

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Roger and Sarah travel up the eastern coast line of Michigan arriving in the village of Mackinaw City. Sarah tours a retired U. S. Coast Guard icebreaker and talks with an experienced engineer about the ships operations and past rescues. Roger uses oils on canvas to paint the Icebreaker Mackinaw in port.

Roger and Sarah Bansemer travel north to Alaska where they visit the town of Ketchican and Totem Bight State Historical Park where Sarah learns about the methods and materials used to create colorful totem poles. Back in the studio Roger uses oils to create a painting of the misty shoreline by the park.

Roger is invited to be a part of an expedition to the Titanic. Leaving from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Roger boards the Russian ship, Keldysh and spends the next two weeks at sea over the site of Titanic to create a number of original paintings. While inside the deep sea submersible some 12,500 feet below the surface he uses acrylics to work on paintings while actually hovering over the bow of the ship.

Roger and Sarah cruise to Ketchikan, Alaska visiting the downtown area before heading off to Glacier Bay National Park. Roger paints a vessel in the marina used as a fishing tender when he returns to his studio. The cruise is peaceful and scenic along the way to the glacier field where they watch a glacier calving.

Roger and Sarah Bansemer visit the Ohio River and Madison, Indiana. Sarah tours the town and historic Lanier Mansion while Roger captures the light while putting his paints to canvas.

Sarah takes a leisurely pontoon boat tour on Lake Lure nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. She and her dog Mic enjoy motoring by scenic coves and summer cottages. Roger sets up his easel on a dock and uses acrylics to paint a lake view featuring a boat house and the surrounding shoreline.

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