Thank you Philippe Boutry for creating the riddles for this treasure hunt. The riddles from France were first published in July. Then the remaining riddles were published in August. Many tried to solve those riddles and were stumped. Personally, I found them a bit puzzling myself. But then there are those who excel at puzzle solving. Just like there are others who excel at art or writing.... When we all use our talents, the world is a better place.
The treasure chest has been found by Jason and
Sarah Winder. Congratulations! The prize is an original oil painting, 12
x 12 inches, titled, ‘Ysengrin, the Wolf and Butterflies’. They had a partner in France named Eric. Eric will receive a print of the painting.
You should click HERE to
view the actual digging of the treasure when they found the treasure
chest! It is a great little video. Jason reports that he is a Geocacher,
so finding hidden things was one of his specialties. He said,
"scavenger hunts and puzzles are things I love! I usually do all my
hunting with GPS coords but really enjoy the hunts with less accuracy
for more of a challenge". He reports that once he got to the area he
found the treasure within 20 minutes. Several other treasure hunters
were looking for the buried treasure chest before Jason but were unable
to locate the exact position of the treasure chest.
This is the first painting in a series of four aspen paintings all painted on the same size wood panel. I tried to look for more unusual aspens,with twisted trunks or a curve in their trunks and focus on using those images for this painting.
The sun was shining brightly today giving us a reprieve from the rain, wind and clouds. So I sat out on my rooftop deck and painted this plein air painting. Marigolds are still blooming brightly in the tomato pots. I will harvest tomatoes again this weekend to make more sauce. Visit my website to purchase and view other paintings.
Waiting on some white oil paint so I can continue with my large painting, so I painted a small 6x6 inch painting instead. I like the joyful mix of colors as the pink cosmos dance about. You can purchase this painting on my Etsy store front. Also, take a bit of time to view my website: SpohnStudo.com