Friday, July 18, 2008
Lavender Fields - Cloudy Skies. This is an original oil painting, sized 8x10 inches. It is available by clicking
here to my Etsy Store. I painted this from my reference materials from Becker Vineyards just outside of Fredericksburg in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. I've painted their lavender fields many times in many seasons. I find them just as beautiful after the flowers are gone.
I'm giving private drawing classes again this summer and wanted to introduce two of my great students.
I have Maddie:
She's an amazing young lady. She has a very sharp eye for detail, and loves to draw horses. It's such a pleasure to work with someone who works so hard.
Alice is working on perspective, and decided to try a delightful old barn. She did a great job!
I'll show you more of my classes later, and some of their work.
This is the Lesser Goldfinch. The male has very bright yellow underparts, and they are just stunning! The female is light greenish. This is a very small finch, resident here in West Texas. They just love the finch feeder we keep out, and they can empty that sock pretty fast. The fountain is where I can get my best shots of the birds. I sit in the swing, and my telephoto lens is as good as you see here. (with apologies to all of my photographer friends!)
This is a good shot to see the back coloring of the male.
I love the water drop in his mouth in the next one, with a bunch of females:
We've had this one building a nest in the bird house:
So until next time!
They work tirelessly.