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One thing I’ve discovered about living in Michigan that is VERY different from Texas is the ferns. They are everywhere, especially when you live in a state forest like I do.

They grow like weeds here, but are pretty. I think that the ferns and moss (my lawn in the front is actually partially moss) are beautiful beyond belief.  So, I decided to paint some of the ferns.  I wanted to contrast the lush greens against the shadows of the forest.

"Lake County Michigan Ferns" original oil painting by Yeshua's child art
“Lake County Ferns” original oil 11 X 14

One other note: the mosquitoes have been vicious this week, they like to hide under the ferns, so out comes the spray again. I WILL continue to paint and take photos in spite of them!

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