Thursday, September 24, 2009

Left Behind

Left Behind, 6 x 8
$100
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The threat of rain kept the turnout low for this morning's scheduled paintout at Johnson's Backyard Garden, a small organic farm on the southeast edge of Austin. Three artists showed up, though just two of us stayed to paint. This was understandable, since there was a stong chance of rain. With almost no one else around and just a light, intermittent sprinkle, it turned out to be a wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable morning. I painted from my car for the first time ever, with the window down, and though it was a little cramped, I'm glad I stayed. I know I would have been grumpy if I had driven all the way out there and not gotten to paint. This little shack sits on land next to the farm, at the end of an old one-lane road. The quiet, along with the threatening sky seemed to add to the mystery of this old relic of a life long past.

3 comments:

Trish Siegel said...

This is great work Stephen. Even though this old relic has been forgotten, it is undisturbed and untroubled. There is this sense of calm. Maybe a result of the quiet surroundings?

I so badly wanted to make one of these farm paintouts, but it just wasn't in the cards.

happyjacqui said...

I had thought of coming but as its was a straight run down from Pflugerville. However, looked out the window as I reasoned and noticed it was raining. Looked on the radar and it seem to be raining down south as well. So I wossed out!

Now I wished I had come and watch as you created this. Having done the previous saturday' paintout I realise I have a long journey ahead to get back in the game.

Thank you for your comment on my blog and sent you an email to say I would love to come to your little opening. So I look forward to seeing you.

Laurel Daniel said...

It's always an adventure! This turned out great - and to think you used your steering wheel as an easel! But I saw it with my own eyes!