This was painted using brush work mixed with palette knife about 50/50. Very loose and spontaneous work with bold color. I used photos taken on the 90 Alternate between Richmond and Eagle Lake. Lots of nice ranch land on that route.
Pretty sure I've posted this before, maybe not but this is a revised piece I started long ago. It was a problem child of which I have several, meaning that no matter what I do to it I can't seem to get it to my satisfaction. Well, I think this one is finally on my good side and I can call it done. Better late than never right?
If you are interested in this piece, email me for specifics.
Pretty much a made up scene. This is the transitional zone between the hill country and the Chihuahuan Desert. Overlapping species of flora and fauna from both regions ebb and flow on the Western edge of the Balcones Escarpment.
I painted this from a photograph taken at Panther Junction in Big Bend National Park.
The actual photo was rather mundane, taken mid day the light was not very interesting and the entire image was rather gray. I took much liberty with the painting process, working quickly I splashed in some light and shadows and accentuated the desert color.
Im not sure why I've not posted this before, as it was painted this last spring, over 6 months ago now, but alas here it is. A totally made up scene using many of my reference photos from north of San Antonio in and around the Blanco, Johnson City, and Willow City areas.
This painting is a result of combining some reference photos taken between Bulverde and New Braunfels on hwy. 46 and my imagination. Lots of fun to paint, I took much liberty with this piece in order to create a piece of art rather than copying a photo.
This was a fun little painting to create, entirely made up, which is always good mental exercise. Sometimes when you use photos or work en plein air, you become a slave to what you see in front of you. Using your imagination allows you to create a piece of art and structure your painting to your personal preferences.