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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Patchwork Fields, 6x6 Inch Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald

Things are starting to green up…. we are barely out of winter, but lots of budding going on - HOORAY!  There are farms around here, and I love the patchwork look of the fields as they get ready to dress for 'the season'.  Soon there'll be corn, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, hay… all kinds of things.  And I don't know about you, but I. Am. Ready.

I did my first plein air piece today at the beach.  It was a total failure, but it didn't matter because I WAS OUTDOORS!  I've spoken to folks who say this winter didn't seem so bad to THEM.  Oy.  They are welcome to my world, where I spent half the winter shoveling and re-shoveling paths for the dog.  Or whole evenings trying to convince him that there is NO grass available, as he gets more anxious as our evening walks progress.  Days where it was so cold IN THE HOUSE that I couldn't paint.  Just crawled under blankets with the dog and cats.  Yes.  Now we will have heat and ticks and mosquitos…. but I'm feeling grateful for this gentle warm up.


  1. it was a long, cold, snowy winter, but after spending ten winters in wisconsin---many of them BRUTAL---i still contend that this one wasn't awful. ;-)

  2. nice progression of blue in the sky!

  3. I think this is beautiful, Kelley! I didn't think winter was too bad either but then I didn't have to shovel either. I love the spring, love the autumn, but just cannot stand the summer months...too much heat...too much humidity...too much bugs!

  4. Kelley, love the green fields, and happy spring!

  5. You had quite the winter!! Glad your spring is sprouting!!


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