That said, summer did go by awfully quick. My 2nd grade gym teacher used to always tell us that "time flies when you're having fun" (something that I never understood as I HATED gym) so I guess that is a good indicator of the fun factor. It WAS a fun summer!
We enjoyed a number of road trips as a family. Kansas City to meet up with my brother and sister-in-law who reside in southern California. A trip to Chicago followed and included a stop at our favorite farm stay b&b, Luckydog Farms outside of New Glarus, WI. We first stayed there last fall and the landscape inspired many new paintings last year including this one:
|"Weekend at the Farm" | 12x12" | Oil on panel | Sold|
Later this summer, we headed up to Woman Lake for our annual family trip up north. It's really one of the highlights of the year for our family and it too has been a place that has provided inspiration for new work over the years. This piece, titled "Return to Woman Lake" was completed after last year's trip and just went home with a new collector this week. The magic of Woman Lake is contagious!
|"Return to Woman Lake" | 30x30"| oil on panel | Sold|
Mark your calendars... there are a few events coming up including Art Attack! If you aren't familiar, this is a fabulous and free open studio event. It will take place November 4th (5-10 pm), 5th (12-8 pm), and 6th (12-5 pm) at the Northrup King Building and is a great opportunity to talk to artists, view a huge variety of work (by 200+ artists), and purchase new art for your collection. The event takes place under one roof with FREE parking. Visit the Northrup King Building's website (www.northrupkingbuilding.com) for more information. Also be sure to 'like' the NKB page on Facebook to get regular updates and photos of new works by artists in the building. If you haven't already, please 'like' the Megan Bell Studio page on Facebook to get updates specifically from me.
|New Minis in progress - frames coming soon!|
Hope you all are doing well. Enjoy the season and I hope to see you soon!