Saturday, May 4, 2013

drive through the Flint Hills

drive through the Flint Hills by vickylw
drive through the Flint Hills, a photo by vickylw on Flickr.
Last Sunday, we drove to Matfield Green, where friends are rehabbing an old house. Arriving early, I took time to draw this tiny house that provides their temporary living space. A springtime drive through this western edge of the Kansas Flint Hills is normally beautiful, but this seemingly endless winter has made it less so. None of the trees show any new buds yet, and cattle are out in pastures full of dormant grass. Who knows what they find to eat out there.

This building used to be located at the couple's old house, used as an interior designer workshop by the wife. I once helped her with some sewing here, with it's huge work table, 2 sewing machines, and lots of bolts of fabric stored overhead. Now it has been transformed into a charming little home.

I found the tiny palette for sale on artist Maria Coryell-Martin's web site. For more info, go to my blog.


  1. Wonderful sketches, Vicky, and oh yes, I've been tempted by that little palette myself!

  2. The palette doesn't hold much --- just enough for a quick suggestion of color on a sketch, and no mixing juicier mixes except on the paper itself. But small and light enough to leave NO EXCUSES for not taking it with me.


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