A Pop of Pink

I love the barns that have a quilt block attached to them. In fact there is a brochure you can get from Wisconsin tourism that maps out where quilted barns can be found by county. I have found many in Rock and Monroe Counties but not all are identified on a map.

My husband and I were on STH 33 heading east towards West Bend when I saw this quilted barn. We had to stop. The quilt design looked pretty new. It was definitely newer then the barn. I loved it. The bright pink rose popping out against the weathered wood of this old barn. I thought it was so pretty.

I painted that barn but I had to add some sheep and snow. Sheep always makes a painting look better. ❤️ Snow is coming. The temperatures are dropping and I already miss the fall days.

I think it’s going to be a long winter, but next year has got to be better then 2020. So find someone you love and hunker down. Be sure to have plenty of hot chocolate on hand. Before you know it spring us here and it will be garage sale season again.

“Winter is Here“. 11×14 acrylic $100

Create! Wisconsin Art Show 2020

For the first time I entered “Create! – Wisconsin Art Show a juried event held at the Richeson School of Art and Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin. I was notified this week that I received, in the amateur category, a 2nd place win with my watercolor painting of Nepal Girl. The photo was taken in Nepal by my cousin’s friend Melanie Wainwright who was stationed there. I loved the photo and was graciously given permission to paint it.

My painting will be on display until January 14, 2021. If you are in the area I encourage you to stop by and check it out.

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Long Winter

I fear it will be a long winter. Winters are not as bad for me as they once were. Before I retired weather played no factor in whether I went to work or not. I always drove in the elements. Driving in bad weather was part of the job.

But that was a different time and now I have a great deal of less stress in my life. At least that was the case before Covid. Once the weather warmed up this past spring I meet with my friends in parks, driveways and in garages at least once a week. We brought our chairs, coffee snd talked about our lives. I valued each time we were together. Yet in the back of my mind thoughts of cold and snow would make these get togethers come to an end.

I told myself I needed a project for my upcoming winter hibernation. I need several projects to keep me busy until spring. So I decided to paint the paintings of the masters. I would paint on the back of denim jackets. Jackets of all sizes as long as they are denim. This could be a lot of fun. I hope I can these wearable pieces of art.

And so I began. This first jacket is a woman’s medium. I painted “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” originally done by Johannes Vermeer in 1665.

Yes it can be washed by hand or in the wash machine on gentle cycle. Line dry and iron only on the areas not painted. Cost $70.

The back
The front
Front pocket detail.
(I added the pearl to tie in with the name of the painting)