Here's a landscape I've recently reworked. I painted this piece on location in Fredericksburg last fall. As with most of my plein aire work, I consider it a "study." There is simply so much less time put into the design, composition and color elements when I paint out. So you get a great break on the price! (Robert Y ~ this is a special not - an - abstract - post just for you.)
This particular day I painted 3 pieces. I've been working on fixing those up a bit. As a study, this 11 inch by 14 inch oil is priced at $120.00. This price includes shipping and insurance. It needs to dry a bit more before I list it, but if you just have to have it before then, give me a shout.
This lovely flower is from the Guayacan shrub. As with most plants it has many names. It's also known as Texas Porliera, Soapbush, and Ironwood. It's an evergreen with very dark green leaves. The largest the flowers would be is about an inch and most are smaller in our area.
The flowers look like tiny orchids! They are every shade of violet from very light to a very deep color. The yellow anthers are very pronounced.
Guayacan is browsed by deer, grazed by sheep and goats, good cover for birds, and enjoyed by butterflies. It's common name indicate it's usefulness, the wood is very hard and soap was made from the bark of the root. Our drought hasn't seemed to dampen it's enthusiasm for blooming, they are covered in blooms! We'll see beautiful red seeds later.
I saw my first Scissor Tail this week! I can't believe I was able to get close enough to one to get this shot. The peach breast of these gorgeous bird is amazing. I love these birds and wait for their arrival every spring.
You'll find my small watercolors and smallest oils in my Etsy store . Work on Etsy is priced from $10.00.
You can purchase my oil paintings and studies on my website . Check out my "What's going on in my studio this month" feature! There is a new post for April. (Robert Y~fair warning, it is an abstract!)
So I'll go for now! Till next time.
We planted tomatoes yesterday.