Long Time Passing

Paintings of farm life in the Midwest, past and present

Changes in the Midwest landscape moved artists Roberta Condon and Lorraine Ortner-Blake to present together two series of paintings. Their artworks focus on the struggles, joys, and challenges of farm life. The duo-series is slated for exhibition beginning autumn of 2021. Watch for updates for dates and venues.



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American Pastoral
26 paintings in soft pastel by Roberta Condon

Condon’s modern abstract works shout out the stark landscape of the Wisconsin farms and fields, presenting vibrant pastels in large contemporary splashes of line and color.

See her series in progress at RobertaCondon.com.

Dad gave us 200 baby chicks

Dad gave us 200 baby chicks
for our wedding

The horse knew the way

Dad said to pick corn,
the horse knew the way

Pea picking

Pea picking

Mom’s Reminiscences:
26 paintings in gouache by Lorraine Ortner-Blake

Ortner-Blake presents a view of life on the farm through her mother’s reminiscences, and the memories of her own childhood on the farm. The intimate paintings are worked in gouache with a primitive simplicity. The images speak in a warm whisper tracing strong connections within the family and to the farm.

See more of her series at LorraineOrtner-Blake.com.






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