Saturday, May 1, 2010

Right Turn

Right Turn, 6 x 8
This is the last of the paintings from the PAA retreat, done Sunday morning before Laurel and Julie headed back to Austin. The water here looks muddy, but being the Guadalupe, it is actually very clear. The brownish color is from the reflections of the ledge faces in the early morning sun.


Angela Elledge said...

It looks like your painting retreat resulted in a series of excellent paintings, any thoughts of turning these into large scale paintings? One of the things I like about Texas is it's variety of terrain; your Texas certainly looks different from my Texas.

Stephen Parker said...

Thank you, Angela. It's amazing to me we got that much painting done in two days. It was great being with people who wanted to paint as much as I did.

Funny you should ask about doing larger pieces from these. I'm now free of classes and workshops for awhile, so I hope to do just that, starting later this week.

And yes, Texas is a big place, isn't it. I lived in the Dallas area during high school, and because I had grown up mostly in central Texas, I always had a longing for the hill country's unique landscapes. It wasn't until I returned to Austin after a decade or so in the northeast (which is extraordinarily beautiful in its own way), that I realized just how deeply it has always been part of me.

Celeste Bergin said...

I love all your recent paintings--what great brushwork and color!

Laurel Daniel said...

This turned out great and it was such a GRANDE FINALE, was it not???? FUN, fun weekend!

Kelley Sanford said...

Just found your blog. Really nice work and looking forward to seeing more.