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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Introducing… Aspen Grove

Aspen Grove 5x5 Framed

Title: Aspen Grove
8×8 oil on board
frame size 14×14
• SOLD

“Using one of my Yellowstone Nat’l Park photographs as a reference, I painted this little one with the sights and sounds of Yellowstone heavy on my mind.  I simply love the fall colors in the Rocky Mountains!”


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Fredericksburg Texas Artist Gallery

Enter to win a signed fine art print

And the WINNER of our FREE 11×14 PRINT DRAWING is…

BEVERLY C. of Harper Texas!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered!
-Kathy

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Its simple.  We LOVE art, and just want to share all the art that we can!

Fill out the form below to enter the Nov 2018 drawing for a free 11×14 signed fine art print (printed on heavy archival matte paper) of your choice!

Winner will get to choose your favorite image from our Texas Photography Gallery, or we will create a print from an original oil painting!  (value $65)

 

 

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Fredericksburg Tx 78624

Lone Oak – New Oil Painting! Hill Country Images in Fredericksburg TX

I really enjoyed painting this one.

I wanted to create a Hill Country landscape with simplicity, warm tones, as well as cool blue hues.  Its been so hot here lately with 100+ degree HOT summer days, I can almost feel a breeze hitting that tree. 🙂

‘Lone Oak’  6×8 oil on board
• SOLD

Its currently being displayed & available for sale at my good friends business, Donald Eckhardt Peach Orchards, located on Highway 87 S just outside Fredericksburg Tx.  In addition to artwork, they also have antiques, and some of the best tasting Hill Country Peaches around!!!!

Hope you enjoy this Hill Country landscape as much as I did while I was painting it!

Kathy


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