Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Burnett's Creek at Dusk"

Even though the temperature was in the high 80's and the humidity higher, I got out of my studio and into nature with a painter friend from Chicago.   Laurie Kennard took the train down to Lafayette, which is near Brookston, and spent the Memorial Day weekend here in the "country".   Along with being a painter, she's a well known milliner.  You can see her unique hats at www.chapeau.us.  We painted on a ledge over looking Burnett's Creek in Battle Ground, IN. (the site of the last major Indian battle east of the Mississippi where Wm Henry Harrison commanded the US. troops, and you know who "won")  Unlike that fateful, bloody day, it was a lazy, hazy, day with little children splashing about catching minnows.  As the sun was setting, my husband Howard, joined us after listening to the 500 mile race on the radio all afternoon.  He brought a guitar, banjo, and picnic basket with wine, cheese,  crackers and apples.  The perfect ending to a perfect plein air day.

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