The Yellow Dog Society are a group of folks who meet at Broken Bone Farms for camping, swimming, eating, drinking and other rowdiness. They meet in the woods by a beautiful pond with a cabin. I was asked by Mary Beth Autry, the leader of the group, to create a painting for the cabin, and when it was finished, I was invited Broken Bone Farms to meet the "Yellow Dogs" and unveil the painting.
Mary Beth’s husband, Steve, cooked a delicious chili verde, a green chili made with roasted peppers. He’s also a talented photographer, and responsible for this blog post’s photos. I wish I had asked for a copy of the beautiful photo he took while we were down by the cabin and two deer jumped in front of us. They were in the snow by a creek.
Thanks Yellow Dogs for supporting my work and having me over for such a nice time. It was a real pleasure!
I would be mad about having to put everything on hold for the last week, if it weren’t so beautiful.
If you haven’t heard, Kentuckyland was hit by some serious winter weather.
We were covered in snow and ice.
I did some walking around town, and took some pictures of Maysville.
Even braved crossing the icy bridge to get a shot of the city.
After the main roads were clear,
I took the 4×4 out to rescue a friend who was stranded deep in the woods without electricity.
It was difficult driving the roads without anywhere to pull over. This area is always beautiful, but this week, it was freaking gorgeous!
I’m usually not a photo guy, but it was too cold to go out with the paints, so I tried to work on my camera skills.
Below is one of my favorite roads at the beginning of the storm
I have a handful of new paintings that I finished while cooped up in the studio. See them here
Hope Everyone else is staying warm and enjoying this beautiful weather!
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.