A Closer Look at the Paintings
 Our 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 there.
   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.



All photos by Ken Harris