Thursday, September 24, 2009

Left Behind

Left Behind, 6 x 8
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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.


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!