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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Driftless wanderings

Here's a recap of the many plein air stops along the way during the Mineral Point Summer Paint the Point event.  It was just too beautiful NOT to paint almost the entire 3 days of the event.  Thanks to all who worked to hard to organize/showcase the event and throw us the big party on Friday evening.  As always, it's hard saying goodbye to Mineral Point. 
Working on "Rolling"
Sunset at the Gevelingers....followed by a lovely campfire.  A very fun evening.

Early sunrise painting
Another early morning painting, The Shortcut
"Gevelinger's Pasture"
and here's one I started outside of the map boundaries, will complete was just my subject. 
Another sunset
My first ever competition "nocturne" painting and I had to fight off bats the entire time.  It made for a quick painting that I love.
Friday morning, I fell in love with dramatic rain clouds that were forming.  Hoping that area of the state gets much needed rain.
On exhibit at Longbranch Gallery
Our home away from home for the few days....Brewer's House.


Monday, August 10, 2015

A Happy Place

Imagine yourself immersed in a nine acre field surrounded by 500,000+ sunflowers on a bright sunny day.  It was such a treat to stop in at the Pope Farm Conservancy in Middleton on my way to a painting event in Mineral Point.  It was a visually overwhelming experience with so many paintings going through my mind it was hard shutting down the right side of my brain that evening.  I joined painting buddies Wendie and Lynn in the field and enjoyed conversation with many families and people who were interested in painting. 
That's me painting at the Pope Conservancy
My finished painting
Wendie Thompson painting
Lynn Rix painting