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Walking on the Sunny Side of the Street!

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Rachelle in her pink kayak
Rachelle enjoying the sunshine in her pink kayak

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

News for Friend!

November 2020 ~ Next Issue: December 2020 

Siegrist 2020 Garden
Our Garden area ready for winter.  It LOVES all the nice woodshavings provided by our neighbor's projects!
Walking on the Sunny Side!

 Dear Friend, 
 
! was once told that life was like a game of poker. You can't choose which cards you are dealt but you can always choose how you play them. This is especially poignant in these turbulent times but joy does still abound around us. If you can't see it, try making it for someone else and you'll find it yourself by surprise!

Rachelle and I share more in common than most couples but we do have some differences. One of the biggest is that she seeks sunshine while I usually head for shade. Metaphorically speaking though, we both strive to walk on the sunny side of the street. Yes, we do have to remind ourselves of this but we try to daily choose to have a good day. When things go bad, we tell ourselves what's going good ... most of all, we look at the big picture of where we are in our life goals.

Trudging up life's mountain is one step at a time and gazing back on the trail we've climbed with its triumphs over challenges is often the inspiration we need to get that second wind to push through the next steep part of the climb. This year has changed so much for everyone and it remains challenging but we encourage you to look for the sunshine and do what you can to walk on the sunny side of the street!

Rachelle has been busy painting on her masterpiece series as well as commissions and I managed to finish my Carolina Wren painting in between SAA responsibilities and yard projects. We wish to extend another heartfelt thank you to those recently purchasing paintings from us directly or at shows. It's a ray of sunshine for us to know our artwork is bringing joy and smiles to the faces of those cherishing it. ~ Wes

 
The Siegrists' 2020 Greenhouse
Some of the many plants that get to enjoy the greenhouse all winter!
Carolina wren painting by Wes Siegrist
 
Wes' latest available painting, Early Signs of Spring

Rachelle is still working on the next painting in the series which is Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer. Works in this new series are available at $1850 each. (That's quite a few million less than the larger original masterpieces!) For our newly signed up subscribers, you can enjoy a short time-lapse video of Rachelle's Mona Lisa after Da Vinci from start to finish on our YouTube channel here: Mona Lisa by Rachelle Siegrist

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Rachelle Siegrist
Updated progress on Rachelle's Girl with a Pearl Earring after Vermeer
The Siegrists' Exquisite Miniatures exhibition on display in Quincy, IL  
Exquisite Miniatures on display in Quincy, IL

EXQUISITE MINIATURES 
 
The Exquisite Miniatures tour is now at The Art Center in Quincy, IL through November 4th and might be extended. It is scheduled to open on January 9th, 2021 (but may be delayed due to Covid) at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at the Chicago Academy of Science, Chicago, IL. Please be sure to check our website schedule for any updates if you plan to see the exhibition in person.
Exquisite Miniatures Video
Click the image to view on YouTube our mini-documentary about painting our Exquisite Miniatures, in which we share techniques, brush info, and insights into and behind many of the paintings that are or have been in the exhibition.

Paintings are being sold on the tour and shipped to collectors at the close of that venue.
 
Please share this history-making tour with your friends and family! 
Overview of Tour Schedule 2010 - 2024
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

 
Be Wowed! Admire our paintings with a magnifier!
Just like diamonds, they dazzle in person!
 


A Southern Kaleidoscope by RachelleCarolina Song by Wes Siegrist
A Southern Kaleidoscope
by Rachelle and Carolina Song by Wes

Southern Sentinel by Wes SiegristSouthern Fox Squirrel by Wes Siegrist
Southern Sentinel
and Southern Fox Squirrel both by Wes

Stealthy Approach by Rachelle Siegrist
Stealthy Approach
by Rachelle

MIGRATION Featured Artists Past & Present Exhibition & Sale
November 13, 2020 – January 10, 2021: Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA
We will have 5 available paintings featured in this exhibition. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Cultural Center. 

Working the Weeds by Wes SiegristAquatic Ballerina by Rachelle Siegrist
Working the Weeds
by Wes and Aquatic Ballerina* by Rachelle
Summer at the Lawson Place by Rachelle Siegrist In Awe and Wonder by Wes Siegrist
Summer at the Lawson Place
by Rachelle and In Awe and Wonder by Wes
Southern Pest Control by Rachelle SiegristDust Storm by Wes Siegrist
Southern Pest Control
by Rachelle and Dust Storm* by Wes
* We're pleased to announce that Wes received 1st Place in Watermedia on Dust Storm and Rachelle won 2nd Place in Watermedia on Aquatic Ballerina!

87th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
November 22, 2020 – January 9, 2021: Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD
We have 6 available paintings featured in this exhibition that has been displayed in a larger area to allow for social distancing.

Rachelle Siegrist at a favorite lunch spot
Rachelle at one of our favorite new lunch spots!

Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
 
So Friend
... what are our weekly lives like? You can join us on our fun adventures and get business insights via the blog! Search the archives to pull up shows and adventures from years' past. Subscribe to the blog (right-hand side of the blog's page) to receive our weekly updates via email.

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Recent Adventures & News:
Rachelle Siegrist painting children's portraits
Emily and Ryan is Rachelle's latest commission now finished and you can watch her paint this work in a time-lapse video by clicking here on our YouTube Channel. Can we do anything special just for you?  Rachelle is now making time-lapse videos of her commissions.
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