Bison – Into the Light, original oil

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Bison Study
8×10 oil on canvas

Its almost done, just need to tweak a few spots here and there.
This piece is speaking to me, perhaps its the simplicity of it.

Inspired by one of my photos from Yellowstone as a reference. Love the American West!
-K

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Taos NM in Summer – original oil

I recently finished this smaller 8×10 original oil, and now, looking upon it, it takes me back to Taos NM. We really love that area. The cottonwoods, aspens, valleys, mountains in the background and its amazing cultural history … New Mexico truly is the “Land of Enchantment!”

Taos New Mexico in Summer
8×10 original oil painting
on linen panel
by KWeigand
Available.

If your planning to visit the Taos area, here’s a short list of some great places to see!
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is 650 feet high and 1280 feet long with breathtaking views.  It is easy to find on Route 64.
Taos Pueblo This place has been inhabited for over 1000 years and is an UNESCO World Heritage site. A fabulous place to visit, shop, and talk with the local natives.
Ski Valley Taos, New Mexico
• Lots of shopping and wonderful food on the main square.
• Taos High Country Loop, aka the “Enchanted Circle” … Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, Questa, Red River, Bobcat Pass, Eagle Nest, & Angel Fire

Here’s a few Plein Air spots for artists in the Taos area:
San Francisco de Asis Church, 60 St Francis Plaza. Rancho de Taos, NM. Over 200 years old and one of the most photographed and painted churches in North America.
Picuris Pueblo, 24 mi southeast of Taos
• Moreno Valley
• San Antonio del Rio Colorado, St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Questa NM
• Wild Rivers Rec Area near Questa NM
• La Junta Campground area
• Ghost Ranch, Tierra Amarilla NM (where Georgia O’Keeffe used to live)
• The White Place, Abiquiu NM (bumpy road)
• Christ in the Desert Road (Road #151) past Ghost Ranch take #151. 13 miles of great scenery, a monastery, & Chama River. Best with 4×4. Do not travel with heavy rain/heavy mud.

There’s so much to see! We can’t wait to go back to Taos!

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First Friday Art Walk, Fredericksburg Tx

A delightful monthly event for artlovers, the first Friday of every month is a wonderful way to spend an evening of ART, Hill Country atmosphere, and socializing with friends in downtown Fredericksburg!
Many participating local art galleries keep their doors open late into the evening (often 8pm), for this self-guided tour around town. Each gallery offers its own unique character and style.
Discover art from around the USA as well as local artists!

Photo of the Vereins-Kirche, downtown Fredericksburg Tx.
The Vereins-Kirche (Society Church), the first public building in Fredericksburg, was designed by a Dr. Schubert of the Adelsverein, and built by the first settlers of Fredericksburg in 1847.

It was built following an ancient German style known as the “Carolingian octagon,” exemplified by the original portion of the cathedral of Charlemagne at Aachen. In the 1800’s, all of the local religious groups in Fredericksburg used the building, which stood in the middle of Main Street. It was nicknamed the Kaffeemühle (coffee mill) for its octagonal shape.

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Winner! 11×14 Signed Canvas

CONGRATULATIONS
BEVERLY C of HARPER TEXAS!
WINNER of an 11×14 signed canvas!

Title: ‘Off The Loop’


The original bluebonnet oil painting was inspired by the Willow City Loop, which is located between Fredericksburg & Llano on Hwy 16.

Its was a busy weekend, but I’m so glad that I got to meet Beverly, along with her husband, and friends! Such a fun group!


Thanks for entering our print drawing. Stay tuned for more!

Prints can be purchased through our online store.

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Spring Break Art Show and Sale, March 16 2019, downtown Fredericksburg TX

We are busy getting ready for the 2nd Annual Die Künstler (the artists) Spring Break Art Show and Sale.  It will be held this weekend March 16th, under the large open pavilion at Fredericksburg’s downtown Marketplatz.

I am thrilled that I will be able to participate along with over 20 local artists!  Each artist will be bringing their own unique style, and displaying their original fine art in various mediums, sizes, and price ranges.

If you will be visiting Fredericksburg this weekend during Spring Break, this is a great opportunity to purchase art directly from the artist!  If you are a seasoned connoisseur, or new at collecting original art, you will be able to find a one-of-a-kind treasure at this unique art venue!

Its one day only…
Saturday March 16, 2019.
9am – 5pm
@ Marketplatz Pavillon on the Main Square
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Here are a few photos from 2018 1st Annual Spring Break Art Show with my friends and fellow artists  Edith O’Neill & Louise Murphy

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Photos courtesy of Die Kunstler.

Thanks for looking!
Kathy

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Tiny Wedding, Elopement, in Fredericksburg Tx

NORMA & KLINT

Photography: Kathy Weigand M. Photog.
Venue: Cotton Gin Village B&B, Fredericksburg TX

I was delighted to meet Norma & Klint, and had the honor of photographing their small wedding here in Fredericksburg!  It was a beautiful day for their winter wedding and what a sweet, sweet couple!!!  We had so much FUN!

The rustic log cabins, water pond, wishing well, porches, and overall atmosphere of The Cotton Gin Village, which is right next to The Cabernet Grill Restaurant on Hwy 16 South, is a great location for small weddings as well as elopements!  There is a photo op around every corner.

It was a very blessed day … so full of love, beauty, and emotions!
THANK YOU Norma & Klint for letting me be a part of your AMAZING day!

 

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Family Portraits in Fredericksburg, Texas

!!! Its our 18th Anniversary !!!

I am so proud to say that HILL COUNTRY IMAGES opened in January 2001, & we’ve been creating portraits in the Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country area for 18 years!!!  What an amazing ART JOURNEY it has been!  So many people, so many images, so many life stories!

” Every life has an incredible story to tell and good photography helps to record your life for the next generations!

As a print artist with 18 years of solid experience, creating archival quality artwork for my clients is my true joy – its a passion!

VERY LIMITED PHOTO SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE.
To view more family photos, go to www.kathyweigand.com
CONTACT US WITH YOUR DATE PREFERENCE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.

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New Oil Painting of the Doss Texas Church. Hill Country Images Artwork by KWeigand

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” A couple summers ago, I was driving through Doss, when I saw a field completely immersed in yellow wildflowers.  I had to stop!  So glad that I did take a few minutes to enjoy the scene.  A few days later, they were completly plowed under.  I haven’t seen this field in such full bloom since.

I used my photo as a reference and inspiration for this new 10×8 oil painting.”

Doss Tx Church
near Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country
10×8
oil on canvas
signed
heavy wood frame

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Thanks for looking!

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Annual Fall Monarch Butterfly Migration Through the Texas Hill Country.

The Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) will soon be in the Texas Hill Country as they make their way to Mexico during their annual fall migration.

For the Fall Migration, late September & early October are peak months to be on the lookout for these delicate beauties throughout central Texas.

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Did you know?  
Some Monarchs start their fall migration journey near the Canadian Border.  They often ride a cold front with speeds of 10 to 30 mph, and can travel up to 80 miles a day.
They winter in Mexico, and nearing the end of their life cycle, they start flying back north to Texas in the spring to breed and lay eggs.  The next generations will continue their journey north, spending summer in the northern US or near the Canada Border.  The fourth generation will fly back south to migrate in Mexico.

Texas Native Milkweed (Asclepias) plants are essential for the Monarch butterfly survival.  It is well documented that the Monarchs not only specifically use Milkweed plants for nectar, but also for spring time egg laying and food for young caterpillars.   To help the Monarchs and other species, simply plant native milkweed and other native plants in yards, flowerbeds, and on your ranch.   Make sure its native.  Other types of milkweed could actually cause harm, according to researchers.   Monarch populations have been on a decline, so please consider planting accordingly.  The butterflies need all the help they can get.
Visit MonarchWatch.org for more info, or Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Fortunately, my family ranch near Fredericksburg Texas is a haven for the Monarchs and other butterflies.   We have an area that has always been well-covered in native Milkweed and other native plants.  Its a great stopping place for Monarchs.  I love walking down there to try and grab a few photos in the evening light as they quickly flutter from bloom to bloom.

Being completely surrounded by nature is so peaceful.

Right now its August, and we’ve been hitting 100+ degrees for many days.  I can’t wait for the cooler fall temps and this year’s crop of traveling Monarch butterflies!

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Photo taken 2018 Fredericksburg Texas

Our ranch has some really thick woods, so I always worry about snakes and other creepy critters too.  This evening, I heard a rustling in some tall grass a few feet from me.  As my heart skipped a beat or two, this guy popped out…

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I swear he looks like he’s smiling a little!
Glad I had my camera ready.  He only hung around for a few seconds, then ran into the thick patch of milkweed and completely disappeared.

This poor butterfly is missing part of his wing…

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I stayed down at the creek until the last bit of light peaked through the western sky.
It was another pretty Texas golden sunset.   Time to head home.

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Here’s a list of some Monarch Spotting Waystations in Central Texas.

Fischer Park Butterfly Garden in New Braunfels, TX

Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville, TX

Old Fashion Garden at San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio, TX

Texas Native Butterfly Garden at the San Marcos Discovery Center in San Marcos, TX

Doug Blachy Butterfly Trail and Garden at Zilker Park in Austin, TX

 

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Digital licensing, stock photos, and signed prints or canvas prints are available for purchase.   Contact Kathy if you have any questions on purchasing these images as prints or digital stock photos.

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