Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dulcinea Chapel

Dulcinea Chapel, 8 x 10
SOLD

Hello, again. I was glad to finally get out again with my Plein Air Austin friends today. The weather was beautiful, albeit a bit on the cool side for some (in the fifties early on). Dulcinea Chapel is an open air chapel in Driftwood, Texas, southwest of Austin. It sits atop a ridge that offers scenic views of the Hill Country to the west. The best part about painting here is that it's only a couple miles to the Salt Lick, a famous barbecue restaurant in this part of the world. Lunch was great, as usual.

15 comments:

Kay said...

a lovely painting.

Sheila said...

What a jewel of a painting this is. I'm very glad to see the finished gas station painting. It's also very lovely and has a very nice Edward Hopper vibe to it.

Carol Horzempa said...

I am envious of you Texans being able to paint all winter! Fifties would be balmy here in WI.

Love your brushwork in this one, Stephen!

carol morgan carmichael said...

This is a gorgeous piece. Beautifully painted and the colors are soooo nice.

Sandra Galda said...

super! I love seeing the warm vs cool side of the buildings front. That shadow falling across the front is well done!

SUZY MORGAN said...

Love your palette ....... wonderful feeling ......

Kim said...

Sounds wonderful. Love this piece. I really like how you handled the shadows in the chapel with the landscape behind. It was neat seeing your and Julie's pieces together. What a beautiful spot it must be...

Marilyn said...

Your palette is wonderfully vivid and fresh, Stephen. Your painting reflects the welcoming, relaxed elegance of the chapel.

Gwen Bell said...

Love your tight crop on this. Great light and shadows too!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

This is a beautiful piece. The soft light of the chapel stands out perfectly against the blues of the back ground. Nice loose brush strokes.

mary maxam said...

the way all these elements still pull together in such a cohesive composition is so nice. it works beautifully

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous.

Becky Joy said...

Love this one stephen. such a great compostition.

Celeste Bergin said...

geeeeez what a show off. lol. j/k
love that painting! Those lanterns are especially wonderful.

Angela Elledge said...

A winner for sure!