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Today, Paul is beginning a three day paint out in Hudson, Wisconsin.  A group of talented artists from the area, will be painting a picture a day on site.  Each painting will be of some location within the town or on the river.  At the end of the three days, their art will be exhibited in the Seasons on St. Croix Gallery in downtown Hudson, WI. on Monday, August 21 at 6:30.

This magical little town on the St. Croix River is full of unique sites.  The river is still filled with sail boats and other types of watercraft.  People quietly stroll down the streets or on the beach – some alone, some hand in hand.  Quaint shops line the main street.  It’s an escape from the madness of society for just a few days.  Oh that it would go on forever.

If only it were so easy.  To pack up our troubles and cares – to get in the car and head out for unspoiled lands – to escape for a while.  This is the beauty of being an outdoor painter.  There are difficulties to encounter – like inclement weather, wind, rain, heat – finding just the right spot that will capture a story for your painting – making sure your paints remain wet – and countless other obstacles.  The rewards far outweigh the interruptions.  Being in nature brings you closer to your Creator.  Being outdoors lends itself to peace.  Breathing fresh, clean air and focusing in on natural and man made beauty can calm the savage beast.

Just like in life, we go through bumps in the road  We face difficulties at every turn, but in the end we come up with some semblance of stability and order.  There are times when we can tune out the world and enjoy the beauty of God’s splendid creation.  If we walk with God, we won’t lack for respite.  He puts things back into perspective.  With Him we can decompress and find tranquility.  Even if it’s only for three days.


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