Monday, August 29, 2011
Oil on panel, 8"x10"
I started this painting from a photo I took between Sisterdale and Fredericksburg, Texas, but after my initial block in I just wasn't happy with it. The photo is drab and lacking of any real beauty. I was initially attracted to the image because I liked the oak on the hillside but there is little else appealing about it. I decided to put the photo away and paint it the way I wanted it to look. I am much happier with it now. Much better to work from life anyway but it isn't spring, bluebonnets are not out and I am not in the Hill Country right now.