Savannah Reading in the Butterfly Garden was featured in the 2010-2011 tour with EASEL, appears in the EASEL catalog, and was also part of a gallery exhibit at the Kleinpell. This piece was Natalie’s first oil painting. The model for this painting is Savannah, Natalie’s youngest daughter. Savannah enjoyed her modeling session reading in the family’s butterfly garden on a beautiful sunny day, on a hobby farm near Vasa, Minnesota – until she was pestered by bees. Natalie took photographs of Savannah’s reading session and painted the art inside the house, free from bees!