Sunday, September 25, 2011

OPS Paint Out - Glen Rose, Texas

On Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, about 30 members of the Outdoor Painters Society traveled to Glen Rose, Texas to paint. For most of us, this was the first opportunity to paint on location since May or June - it has been too hot here in Texas to do much of anything outside! It was also the first opportunity in several months to "meet up & catch up" with each other. It was a great weekend - I completed 3 nice oils - The foliage along the Paluxy River, although dry & parched, was showing early signs of Fall colors. I completed 2 paintings along the river; one on Friday morning & another on Saturday morning.

September on the Paluxy - 9x12 Oil on Linen

Paluxy River Reflection - 8x10- Oil on Linen

On Friday afternoon, everybody packed up their gear & traveled south of Glen Rose to the private property of Dina Gregory, an OPS member, for an afternoon of painting on her hilltop and a great BBQ dinner.

Live Oak South of Eulogy, Texas - 9x12 oil on linen

This grand old Live Oak had a stand of Prickly Pear cactus all around it....and the distant hills showing through the branches made for a wonderful view; it was a painting waiting to happen!

All 3 paintings are available for purchase - send me a quick email for price and shipping information.

On October 13,  I'll be traveling down to Port Aransas, Texas to join 16 other plein air painters for a coastal paint out sponsored by Port A Gallery. This is the 4th annual artists invitational and I can hardly wait to get back down to the coast.

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