readers were so impressed with the watercolor paintings featured in
Issue 41 Number 2 of The Hosta Journal that we've been asked
if we could provide a closer look at them in this issue. These
paintings were the work of various artists who collected leaves in
the Olson garden in September of 2009. They were featured at the
2010 National Hosta Show in Minnesota, and were a fantastic addition
- As part of the show,
they were judged by a special panel and the winning painting
belonged to Terry Klepinski. She captured the essence of a
'Christmas Tree' leaf with wonderful skill. Many of the other
paintings were also very nicely done.
- The smaller versions
below can be clicked to view enlarged versions that show the fine
work of the artists who brought their
- work to the convention.