Paluxy River Edwards Rd. Texas, by Jill Randall
9"x12" oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
Texas has beautiful fall weather for Plein Air painting. On this perfect day in early November I went with my artist friend,
Carol Lee, to a favorite spot on Edwards Road to paint the Paluxy River. Carol produced a lovely pastel of the river.
I challenged myself to complete in one setting a plein air painting. I sketched in the composition and the darks, then using both the brush and pallet knife worked as fast as I could. I did finish the painting, but still had to resist messing with it when I got it home. I have found in the past that when I do try to adjust a plein air painting in the studio, it often loses its spontaneity and freshness.