This past weekend I exhibited in the OPA National Show. While I was in Fredericksburg, TX, I went to the OPA paintout at the art school and property. I will be teaching a workshop there in Oct, so it was a perfect time to paint there and check out the grounds. There were so many choices to paint, old buildings, unique cabins, water, roads, gardens, trees, farm equipment, fields, everything and anything.
Since I’ve been on the road and staying now in Austin, I haven’t taken photos of all the paintings I’ve painted. But, this one is near Austin by a small horse farm. It is 8×10″ in oil.
My granddaughter here in Austin named this “Road Forest”. Shhhh…. I won’t tell her I renamed it. It was an interesting exercise painting this. I forgot that I ran out of ultramarine blue by the time I painted this one. I did find a tube of thalo and a violet. I mixed the two and came up with a decent substitute. I loved all the texture and colors in the grass and weeds by the roadside.