I was honored to receive an award over the weekend from the annual Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association exhibit. This painting "Fall Torch" received an honorable mention among so many wonderful paintings by Wisconsin artists. The show runs through the end of June at Richeson Gallery in the Appleton area. This was painted at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center last fall in that glorious late afternoon sun.
I love those moments in life when you stumble upon something special. That happened a few months ago on our drive home from a pizza restaurant in Mequon and I noticed a sign for a city Park. We happened to arrive when the sun was setting and it was beautiful. No matter where you live, there are always special places close to home. The Mequon park is Villa Grove.