This painting has been a long time coming....it began several years ago on a trip through Lost Maples State Park in the Texas Hill Country. I didn't have my camera, so I made several color studies in my sketchbook. From time to time, I'd look at the sketches then set them aside to use on another day. The "another day" finally came 3 days ago. I recall that the colors were gold, yellow, burgendy and "hill country green"....and the river in most areas was deep and slow moving. A short hike from the low water crossing revealed a little stretch of rapids and shallow clear water.
This is painted mostly from memory stimulated by the sketches.....it's been my experience that a memory is much better than a photograph.....at least for a painting that is......
"Along the Sabinal River"
20" x 24" Watercolor
After a 3 day watercolor session with the Sabinal River painting, I need a little recreation; today I played in the oil paints...this little 6" x 6" is a simple composition with lots of color and depth. It's small, but big on impact!
" Hill Country Summer"
6" x 6" Oil on Canvas
Tomorrow is Saturday and the Farmer's Market is on the courthouse square.... haven't painted there in a few weeks, so I think I'll load up my gear and see if I can capture some "small town atmosphere"~ Look for a new post soon.