Monday, May 11, 2009

T C Steele at Work in the Open Air

T C Steele is shown here painting from his home in the Brown County hills where my husband and I visited this weekend. We took a 24 hour getaway that was delightful. We heard an old friend perform at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, spent the night at a lovely B&B in the middle of a red oak forest, and toured Singing Hills, Steele's beloved home and studio. Our guide was exceptional and one of our group was a founding member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters. Together they made our tour fantastic. Steele was a fine portrait artist but what really made his soul sing was painting en plein air. In addition to his home and studio there are walking tours of the vistas he loved to paint. And all this is only two hours from my home. How lucky!
When we returned home we had dinner cooked by our dear son and his girlfriend. I could not have had a better Mother's Day!


  1. This sounded like a perfect little get-away. The double bonus to come home to a wonderful cooked meal. I like the pohoto of TC at work. Enjoy! xoxo

  2. Thrilled that you were able to get-away - from things and feel inspiration from TC Steele and the open air.

  3. Perfect Mother's Day- with a happy ending meal-what's any better than that?