For the first painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series, I wanted to create one of the views that I love to see. There are many tourists that come from around the country to see the views from Ridge Road in Balltown, Iowa. On clear days, you can see miles into Wisconsin. “The Ridge” features an old farmstead that sits in the valley below one of the overlooks on Ridge Road.
Fog on The Ridge
For the second painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series, I created a view that I loved as a kid. As I rode the bus to school, I was always amazed by the fog and how it made clouds above the river. How it could be thick in one spot, but allow a farm to pop out and be highlighted by the sun in another. “Fog on The Ridge” is an old farmstead that is emerging from the fog in the valley below one of the overlooks on Ridge Road.
Waupeton Road Sunrise
The third painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series is the view from my patio door! I woke up one morning to see this brilliant sunrise and I had to share it. Sunrises and sunsets can have the most amazing affects on the sky and clouds. “Waupeton Road Sunrise” is a view from Waupeton Road, which starts in Lower Balltown.
The fourth painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series was inspired by a walk that I took with my aunt, her friend and my kids. “Pickin’ Wildflowers” features the view from a hill on the south side of Balltown Road looking to the north, just outside of Lower Balltown.
From Balltown to Platteville
The fifth painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series features a train running along the river and the Platteville M. You can actually see all the way to Platteville, Wisconsin from Balltown, Iowa! Trains regularly are seen from a distance as they run on the tracks that are on the Wisconsin side of the river. The view that inspired “From Balltown to Platteville” can be found just before you get to the Balltown sign as you drive up the hill into Balltown, Iowa!
South Mound Storm
For the sixth painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series, I had to capture one of our amazing skies/storms! You can see “forever” in this area, and there are many days where you can see rain in the distance. You can actually tell that it is raining in one spot and dry in the next! On this particular day, the sun was trying to break through as the rain was rolling away. “South Mound Storm” showcases one of the views on South Mound Road between the towns of Balltown and Sherrill, Iowa.
“The Overlook” is the seventh painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series and represents another very popular view from Balltown, Iowa. On clear days, you can easily see miles into Wisconsin from the Balltown Overlook! It is just stunning. You can look and see all of the different types of crops growing along with the scattered “little farms” in the distance across the river.
The Other Farm
The eighth painting in my Eastern Iowa: Balltown Series features Balltown’s beautiful fall landscape. “The Other Farm” showcases yet another view that you can see as you drive into Balltown through a gap in the trees. The colorful tress along with the field colors at harvest time are nothing short of breath-taking!
Original Acrylic Paintings & Limited Edition Prints