Fall on the Brazo
9”x12” oil on Canvas Panel
I started this painting when I went out on a lovely day to paint Plein Air with Sheri Jones and Joyce Thomas on the Brazo in Pecan Plantation. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get the painterly look I envisioned. Guess I took too long of a vacation from painting this summer! Finally I got out my palette knife. It seems like I have spent way too much paint time on this painting, but I am somewhat satisfied with it now. Several times I almost wiped the canvas clean except I really did like the grasses in the foreground. It was the background that was not working. I finally went back through some older photos of the Brazo River as references. I wanted to capture the fall colors which are just now beginning to show.