Friday, March 31, 2017

Redbud on Hill by Jill Randall Granbury, Texas

Redbud on Hill
by Jill Randall Granbury Texas
Pastel 6"x8"
Not too happy with this one.  I usually switch to pastels this time of year since my husband and I will start our journey to New York and then to Alaska the second week of April.    I find pastels easier to deal with when traveling.
This weekend I will go with a friend to check out the bluebonnets in the Glen Rose area.  We have had lovely spring weather.  There is a thunderstorm forecasted for Saturday afternoon.  We plan to be on site by nine and hopefully be home before the rain.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Country Road 2008 by Jill Randall, Granbury Texas

Country Road 2008 by Jill Randall, Granbury Texas
9"x 12" pallet knife Plein Air
Wednesday was a cloudy but warm 70 degree day in Granbury.  Two painting friends and I went out to a favorite spot that is always different depending on the time of year.  I did this Plein Air on site with a pallet knife.  Not completely happy with it.  It took about 4 hours!  I want to use the pallet knife to quickly capture the scene.  In 4 hours the light changes too much.  I think the cloudy day, length of time,  and changing light did not make for a good painting.