Nutcracker "I remember having at least 3 nutcrackers in our house. They are just so pretty. I love them." The Eyes Have It The artist worked very hard to achieve the correct skin tone in her painting. She dips the brush with her left hand, and applies the paint with her right. Costume Party "I went to a costume party. It was a Purim Party. I had an outfit with a sash on it." Chester "I had a dog named Chester. He was a black poodle. I played with him when I was young." Full Color Will did a beautiful pencil drawing before painting. He studies the photo, draws, then studies it again working with focus. Reflections The artist stated today that she feels better with a paintbrush in her hand. This picture was inspired by a photograph of One Man Lake in Mercer, WI. "I never spent time on the water. I was busy on the farm." This painting will be paired with the fine art of Tom Hlavacek.
Untitled This artist worked on this piece in three different sessions. She is very particular and wanted to make it just right. Rooster "We had lots of chickens. That's where we got the eggs to sell. We ate them, too. We would strip goose and duck feathers and neighbors would come to cut off the ends for pillows." I Call It Marge Filo, That's All Margaret pulled the tape off her painting and declared it finished. "As far as I know, he's looking for something, but I don't know what. It's just something I drew. I call it Marge Filo, that's all!" This painting will be paired with the fine artwork of Ann Wendland.
Come Play With Me Please "I had a dog all my life. Mitzi was her name. She was part collie and part who knows what." Untitled Pfister - Untitled II.jpg 2014-01-07 Fruit Fruit.jpg 2014-01-07 The Mask in My Dreams "The way her face is split in half looks like a mask. The strange colors make it look like a dream."
Spring Flowers "I like flowers. I like to plant them. We went to the cemetery and took the pots of dead flowers and planted them in our yard. We got permission to do that." This artwork will be paired with the fine art of Susan Hale.
Fall Leaves Ruth's painting reminds her of October. She feels emotional, like her dad who always had tears in his eyes. She thinks she may feel emotional because it means that winter is coming. Butterfly Main - Butterfly.jpg 2014-01-07 Over the Mountain "It was just a scrap of nothing, but it looks real pretty now. It looks like a mountain with the water below." Whoops I Forgot My Boots "It's a penguin. He looks excited about the snow. He's ready to dive right into it." Pet Me "He looks like he needs some love. He looks so sad, nobody is paying attention to him." Lips and Eyes Lips and Eyes
This painting will be paired with the fine artwork of Pamela Anderson.
Getting Into Music "One guy looks happy because he is playing a guitar and adding to it. They like their decorations and furniture because they are modern and it has to be modern. And they are living for their todays and tomorrows." This painting will be paired with the fine artwork of Lois Bielfeld.
The Farm "This is an old barn with flowers and corn stalks beside it." Contemplation I "The dog and the bunny are looking out in the distance, wondering what's out there waiting for them." Contemplation II "The three cats are contemplating the grasshopper and what to do with it." Join Me at the Pond Hermain talked about swimming in a pool and how she would like to have dry land to step on if she was in a lake. THIS PIECE WILL BE PAIRED WITH FINE ART CREATED BY ARTIST PAT HIDSON. Autumn Leaves "I lived on a farm. We had quite a bit of trees. I enjoyed the fall." My Little Tiny Boat "I've never been on a boat. I'm from Monterey, Mexico, and there are mountains all around. I've never learned to swim; never been in the water, only my feet." Copy Cat Lorraine kiddingly titled this picture "Copycat" because she signed her name to the quote (originally attributed to Leonardo da Vinci). Bouquet "Fast work." Makes Me Feel Sandy Makes Me Feel Sandy.jpg 2014-01-07 The Fish That Got Caught "I went fishing. We were farming so we didn't have a lot of time. I think we got catfish. We fried them for dinner." Two Friends in the Sunset Alice, the artist, talked about her father taking her riding on his horse, Kojogo. "At midnight," she said. Array of Colors Emily said she grew up in Sheboygan and she had a picket fence. She liked being outdoors and just looking around. Out By the Lake Out By the Lake.jpg 2014-01-07 For Silvestre Wild Flower For Silvestre Wild Flower.jpg 2014-01-07 Cajun Swamp "Deep in the Cajun swamp the sounds of birds can be heard. The air smells fresh." Afternoon The artist remembered this as one of several spots in Wisconsin where she spent time. She spoke of the good times she had there. Bear in the Field Bear in the Field -
The artist, Franklin, talked about this being an adult bear just looking around. A Butterfly in My Backyard "There were a lot of butterflies in my backyard. It was a big backyard with three trees. It's hard to cut all the grass. I have a riding mower, but I never cut the grass. My children come and do it." Untitled For the first time in weeks, the artist signed her name to the painting. With direction from the facilitators, she layered the colors. This Is My Path "It's orange and I like this quizzical paper. When I look at it now, it's like it's there but it's not fully. There was a time when I would have jumped at the chance to frame this and now it's like....I don't know." William's Fishing Spot "This looks like a secret fishing spot. My husband fished here. He liked to fish. There's a lot of perch." Jerry's Van Jerry worked most of his life as a welder. His wife said he turned a UPS truck into a family R.V. They vacationed in it - it was wonderful. And when they finished traveling, they donated it to "The Ranch". The Wild Disguise "I have traveled to Venice. I travelled a lot with my husband. He taught me that life is a big adventure." Frost on the Pumpkin "When I was newly married, I was determined to be a good little homemaker. I decided to make a pumpkin pie, but did not want to use canned pumpkin. What I mess I had. I did not know WHAT I was doing!" Memories of When We Traveled "My husband would always want to take the boat out anywhere there was water. We would just drift around or he would fish. Then we'd go out to eat and make a day of it." Stirring Up a Wind "You can't whip the wind, that's for sure. There's always something in front of you." This painting will be paired with the fine artwork of Julie Schilf.
Apple Tree This artist professes not to have any talent, but she was focused and worked diligently on her "apple tree". Suitcase This painting was chosen by fine artist, Ann Baer, and will be paired with a piece of her work.
Bird Among the Branches "The bird found a nice branch to perch on for spring. We had birds in the backyard. I like birds singing their songs." Danny Boy The class helped title this painting and Dan, the artist, laughed out loud. When asked what time in his life had been happy, he replied, "The day I got married!" My Hometown "I grew up near Chicago. I haven't been back in many years. Everybody thinks there are gangsters, mobsters and bad people in Chicago. But there are really a lot of good, caring people, doing good for others." Coffee for Two "This is for Cy and Ike, my husband and me. I get the crooked cup and he gets the good cup." Traveling in the Mountains "My husband and I drove our car to California. We had two youngsters. This picture brings back great memories of a wonderful vacation." Untitled Shirley used the white of the paper for her snow on the mountain. Untitled Untitled.jpg 2014-01-07 Rebecca and Reuben Two bunny friends looking at all the green grass. They wondered, "Should we eat it all now?"
This piece was chosen by fine artist, Kristy Goggio, and will be paired at our Treasure 2014 art auction with a piece of her creation.
Cherry Tree in Spring The artist said, "I saw the cherry trees when I took rides in the car. I liked to take drives in the country. I've been all over. Even Alaska! No trees like this there, at least not that I saw." Up Stairs Up Stairs.jpg 2014-01-07 Just a Bunch of Flowers "We have a lot of flowers right now. We have a lot of roses." Flower "I've always had a little flower garden in front of my house. I grew pansies and petunias." Wheels "Looks like spokes." A Sunflower A Sunflower
Marion recently started in the Memories in the Making program. "My mom planted a lot of flowers. She had bushes around the front of the house. She was good for that!"
The Wild Disguise
The Wild Disguise
The Wild Disguise is the signature piece for Treasure 2014.