Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Old and New

"Just Like Grandpa's"
© Nancy Laliberte
6" x 8" Acrylic on panel

It's been a busy several days since my last post. Last week I was at a plein air workshop with artist Ken DeWaard. The workshop took place "up north" in the Manitowish Waters, WI, area. The weather was a little challenging at times, but isn't that a part of the plein air experience?!! I studied with Ken last year and came away with a lot of information and this year was no different. I'll share more of that with my next post. This old Ford tractor was one of the subjects I painted during the workshop. It was in the middle of a grassy area at Voss' Birchwood Lodge. I don't know when it was last used or even if it works, but it reminded me of the old Ford tractor my Grandpa O'Gara had on his farm. Instantly, memories of childhood summer vacation stays with my grandparents on their farm outside of Wilton, Wisconsin, came flooding back. Here's to you, Grandpa!

1 comment:

bricarwaller said...

Wonderful! Reminds me of my Grandpa from Illinois. I have fond memories of spending time on my Grandparents small farm. Looking forward to reading your next blog about your workshop experience.