Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lake Austin Piers

Lake Austin Piers, 5x7
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Our friend and fellow Plein Air Austin member, Cindy Ridge, hosted today's paintout. Her shady Lake Austin property was one of the few cool outdoor spots around Austin today. Torrential rains earlier in the week and today's sunny skies made for a hot and extremely humid day. Luckily for us the water temperature in this part of the lake is around 70ยบ at the moment, thanks to a release from Mansfield Dam, upstream. The water temp and a slight breeze kept Cindy's shady yard nice and cool. When can we come back, Cindy?

11 comments:

Mitzi Easley said...

Great job Stephen! Yes, you make our great outdoors look cool and refreshing. Love how you caught the light!

Marilyn said...

Beautifully composed. And your dappled light and shadow...icing on the cake!
The Plein Air Austin group knows how to pick a location

Julie Hill said...

what a strong painting Stephen...just perfectly composed!

Carmen Beecher said...

Beautiful painting, lovely brushwork.

Karen Bruson said...

Stephen,
Great job. Nice darks.

Bev Boren said...

Very nice Stephen, beautiful work!

Kelley Sanford said...

Love how the light hitting the piers draw you into the painting. Very nice, Stephen.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Composition very sound around values, just spot on! Color spot on too. That make it all just perfectly done.

Lisa Daria said...

Lovely - you really got the feeling of sunlight in this.

LindaHunt said...

I haven't visited in a while and I have to say that I love these new paintings. One of my favorites is the Barn on Avalon. Very nice color in all and I love the painterly quality.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

This is so lovely and I SO wish I was out painting with you all. I adore Cindy Ridge - used to paint with her in Laurel Daniel's classes. I'm gonna get that plein air schedule out. Do ya'll ever paint on the weekend? I am also an Austin native. Wonderful painting!!