Morning Blues by Jill Randall
8”x16” oil on canvas
Last year was such a great year for bluebonnets near Glen Rose, Texas. I used my pastel sketches and a reference photo but also relied on my vivid memory of this particular area. Sheri Jones and I set up our paints by the side of the road and looked out over fields of bluebonnets. It was a lovely sunny, but calm day, a perfect spring day for Texas. When we took a break to eat our packed lunch, I looked at Sheri and said, “It doesn’t get any better than this for an artist.” I still remember it as one of the best plein air painting days ever.