Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Willow City Loop

Willow City Loop__8x10 oil study on linen panel__$250 when I am finished with the big version
I usually shoot a photo of the place where I am painting, just in case I need the reference details later. I RARELY post this reference photo, especially if I have been painting en plein air. But TODAY's location was so spectacular, that I NEED to show you what it REALLY looked like! (see below). I will be starting a large painting of this study as soon as I can, while it's all so fresh in my mind. ...This is TRULY a record year for Texas wildflowers. I told my painting buddy, Pat, that we used all 5 senses today!: The SIGHT of amazing colors, textures, places!...the SMELL of bluebonnets (and the goat farm we stopped at)...the FEEL of the cool air...the SOUNDS of the spring, like the birds that sound like dripping water (cowbirds?), and the spring peepers (frogs)...and I guess to complete the senses, Pat made some great food for my birthday lunch! what a pal!...and We stopped at a little BBQ place on the Loop and got a pulled pork sandwich...


5 comments:

Leigh said...

What a beautiful painting! Happy Birthday.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Wow you really captured all the details and the true essence. Beautiful!

Ginny said...

This is really beautiful and I can only wish that I was there with you painting.

Ann Reyes said...

Another wonderful painting! This is just awesome! I love the way you express yourself in your paintings.

Dale at Océ said...

I really like it when artists include a photo of the actual scene so I can see how they "edit" and rearrange objects to improve the scene in the painting. It's very interesting and educational.