This story doesn’t involve a local artist. We have, however, a rather large readership from the town of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. That’s where Jim grew up. This artist is a native of that small town, so we thought those readers would enjoy it. Heck, it’s a story that any artist or art-lover or nature-lover would enjoy.
Marla Brenner is a plein air artist — that means, she does her paintings outdoors, in the open air. As a Wisconsin native, she’s no stranger to working in winter weather conditions, and, therefore, had no problem heading out to paint a blizzard in the making.
This time, though, she took a wrong turn onto what she thought was a packed path, but was in fact a snowmobile trail. Her tires sank, up to the axles. Fortunately, three very nice men came to her rescue — a snow plow guy, a state trooper, and a tow truck owner. They worked diligently for several hours to get her car out.
Marla, like any committed artist, used that time to paint the blizzard she had set out to capture. The result — Blizzard on Farber Road — is stunning.
Jane Gennarelli is co-editor of LNF Weekly. She also edits the Lavaca & Friends weekly arts and entertainment newsletter.