January 14th brought us back to Schlitz Audubon on another cold day. The ice had already receded significantly. Saw a brave group of elementary kids out exploring with their leader. Winds were fierce.
On January 21 we found a great old barn here in Mequon on a very overcast morning. I immediately fell in love with this view of this little side door at the back of the barn next to the hill leading up to the upper barn. The tall ochre grasses created a pathway through the painting that leads you to imagine what was once behind that little door. Maybe some calves, chickens?
Painting in progress, Jan. 21
Jan. 29 ...another Mequon property where there is a log cabin dating back to 1853. More exploration of these beautiful structures that are disappearing from our Wisconsin landscape, especially around these urban areas.