Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunset Brilliance by Jill Randall

Sunset Brilliance by Jill  Randall
6”x8” oil on canvas board 

This is a composite of several visual photos in my mind.  I love our Texas sunsets, our cedars, and our small streams that flow into the Brazos or Paluxy Rivers.  It is a created landscape, but that is what art is, creating.  It gives me deep satisfaction.
After reading several artists’ blogs about daily painting, my New Year’s Resolution is:  do an art related activity at least 15 minutes a day.  I have the time and there is no excuse for not doing so.  I asked my friend Sheri Jones, who paints 30 minutes every morning before going to work, to remind me of my commitment ­- and she will.   I will get the “What’s on your easel?” email and have to come up with the right response!  I am looking forward to a year of increased “brush mileage”.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fall Morning on the Brazos River, by Jill Randall

Fall Morning on the Brazos River
Jill Randall
8"x10" oil on Raymar canvas board $125 
My painting buddies, Sheri Jones and Joyce Thomas, and I spent the morning painting on the Brazos River in Pecan Plantation near Granbury, Texas. Most of the fall leaves were gone, but the fall grasses were outstanding. It was a still morning with no wind which is unusual in Texas. The water was dark and served as a mirror to reflect the scenery. With temperatures in the upper 60’s, it was one of those timeless days that was unusually mild and so perfect for the first week of December.