Shimmering Sumac

Melissa Blue Fine Art For several years the Lake County Forest Preserve District has been working to complete a green corridor that would run from Cook County to the south to the Wisconsin border to the north. This summer saw this project completed! An entire series of preserves has been linked together along the DesContinue reading “Shimmering Sumac”

Western Sunflower

Melissa Blue Fine Art Have I told you my Swink & Wilhelm story? It begins in a wonderful little bookstore in a nature center in Peoria. This was the gathering place for all of us volunteers embarking on a new venture~habitat restoration! Professional ecologists had their offices upstairs, and they would come down to mingleContinue reading “Western Sunflower”

Bird in an Autumnal Sumac

  I haven’t made up my mind about this one. It is in oil. The new Earth Paints are a joy to work with but of course there are ways in which they behave much differently than my acrylics. I think this doesn’t match my desire to paint wild abstract-y interpretations but I really wantedContinue reading “Bird in an Autumnal Sumac”

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