Friday, December 27, 2013

April Bluebonnets by Jill Randall

April Bluebonnets by Jill Randall
8”x10”  oil on Raymar panel
Saturday the 14th, I joined four other artist to do a painting demo at the Dutch Art Gallery where the Artist of Texas have their No Where But Texas show until January 11.  If you have a chance, this is a beautiful exhibit of talented artist in Texas.
I chose to paint from memory and a reference photo taken at Rough Creek resort out of Glen Rose.  It was a fun day of painting and visiting with other artist and patrons.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Brazos River Fall by Jill Randall

Brazos River Fall by Jill Randall
9”x12” oil on Raymar Canvas
I painted this Plein Air painting back in November.  Sheri Jones and I were able to take advantage of a lovely mild day to paint on the Brazos River which winds around Pecan Plantation, a gated community near Granbury.  It was sunny but with a slight wind that was a little cool.  We painted from two until four when the sun was too low behind the trees.  Painting outdoors can be uncomfortable at time, but it is always inspiring.  I know I must have said three or four times to Sheri who also agreed how much I loved being outside on a wonderful November afternoon painting. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fall Sumac by Jill Randall

Fall Sumac  by Jill Randall
8”x10”  oil on Raymar canvas panel
The sumac are always so beautiful in this spot which I visited three times this fall with my painting buddy, Sheri Jones.  However, the first two times I had painting “wipe outs”. The last visit Sheri and I painted here I had a “keeper”.  However, I had to finish it in my studio. I am happy with the results because it has the scruffy look of the place.  I used the pallet knife which is such an advantage for me when painting a plein air piece since I can get strong colors on fast before the light changes too drastically.