This painting of Bull Creek in Austin is one of my 45 minute "lunchtime paintings." I keep coming back to this same area because it's close to my office (about 10 minutes), and if I work quickly, I can get back to work in a little more than an hour. We had several days of rain, and the creek was full.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
On Saturday, I drove up to Bertram, TX to paint with Ronnie Williford. We each got two studies done. Setting up for my first painting of a barn was interrupted by a curious pair of cows, who stood right in front of the barn I wanted to paint. After they left I was able to get to work.
Bertram Barn, 11x14"
Monday, March 19, 2012
On Saturday, I went out with members of Plein Air Austin to the Bridges family ranch in Driftwood, TX. They have a ton of things to paint, including longhorns and curious horses. This was my first time painting with the group, which I joined at the beginning of the year. I stood up on a hill, next to their driveway, which gave me a commanding view of when Laurel Daniel's easel did a header as a gust of wind took it. The fields were pretty green, but it threatened rain the entire time... very appropriate for Irish Day.
2012-03-17 Bridges Ranch 9x12
On Sunday, I drove back out to Driftwood, and set up on the side of the road to paint some trees and wildflowers. Again, the sky threatened rain the entire time, but I only felt a few drops.
2012-03-18 Driftwood, TX 9x12