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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Swamp Milkweed at Schlitz Audubon

I painted this a few weeks ago at Schlitz Audubon. Was captivated by the color and shape of the milkweed. It was one of those exciting days of painting, first full sun, then threatening skies, then back to full sun and what felt like 100% humidity. I loved the swamp milkweed so much that it made me get to Monches Farm to purchase some for our backyard.
Also, love this new bumper sticker my hubby picked up on a trip to Idaho.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Schlitz Audubon...and I've stopped counting

Summer is in full swing at Schlitz Audubon with the dragonflies and butterflies happy in the prairie. This was one of those happy days with fluffy clouds and some quiet time for this painter! And yes, I've stopped counting the paintings at's hard to keep track anymore!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beecher Lake Sunset

Painted this a few weeks ago up north near Pembine, Wisconsin. It's much harder painting these sunsets with a lake in the foreground due to the glare, but always a fun time!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Homestead

My family has been farming this land for more than a century. The white buildings on the left and the farm fields in front is the land my brother farms....over 100 milking cows and lots of cropland. I'm very proud that my brother was able to buy this farm over 30 years ago from my grandparents, the land where my Dad grew up! I was drawn to this early morning scene this spring with the corn emerging through the furrows, everything seems so full of possibilities for the upcoming season.