More Great Wisconsin Photos and New Miniature Paintings

wes and rachelle siedrist by miniature paintings
Wes and I standing behind a glass enclosed case containing some of our miniature paintings in the Kenosha Public Museum.  Thanks to our Curator, Dave Wagner, for thinking of this neat angle!

Well, we have finally managed to almost get caught up on everything, since returning from our trip to Wisconsin for our museum exhibition opening, including getting our newsletters printed up and mailed out. I’ve actually even got in a little painting time the past few days, and managed to finish a miniature I started before we left. Although it feels as if winter is already upon us, we’ve been enjoying daily walks around town, and my feathered fiends, especially Peedeepeeps, my Carolina Wren, are all very glad that we’re home once again. He’s been eating worms out of my hand several times throughout the day, so I’m quite thankful to friends Fred and Barb for sharing their surplus mealworms with us! We also have a tiny baby squirrel which comes daily and we’ve managed to get some seeds to it, before the other bigger piggy squirrels eat it all up! Since nothing much exciting has really happened since we returned home, I thought I would share a few more nice photos from our fun trip to WI last week . . .

County Clare Irish Inn in Milwaukee
A post card from the beautiful County Clare Irish Inn we stayed at in Milwaukee one night
rachelle siegrist holding a walking stick
Me holding a Walking Stick, while Dave and Niki look at the Hissing Cockroach, inside the Milwaukee Public Museum
the Basilica of St. Josaphat, a Polish immigrant parish in the Historic South Side of Milwaukee
A beautiful section of the ceiling in the Basilica of St. Josaphat, a Polish immigrant parish in the Historic South Side of Milwaukee
the Basilica of St. Josaphat, a Polish immigrant parish in the Historic South Side of Milwaukee
A stunning stained glass window in the same church

~ Fresh off the easel ~
I finished my painting of a gorgeous Roseate Spoonbill which will be featured in an upcoming show and exhibition next year, at the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach. Wes finished a miniature painting of a precious little Ruddy Duck which will be featured in our upcoming shows in Easton MD and Thomasville, GA. Currently I’m painting on a piece consisting of two quails, and Wes is painting on a still life featuring three of his antique fishing lures.

bird painting minitaure
“Royal Roseate” by Rachelle
ruddy duck painting
“Ruddy Duck” by Wes
quail painting miniature
My “Mr. and Mrs. Bob White” in progress
antique fishing lure painting
Wes’ painting “The Jitterbugs” in progress

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Until next time ~ Rachelle

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