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Monday, August 24, 2015

Paint in One of my Favorite Places in US


'Take Me Back To Texas'                11x14            pastel              ©Karen Margulis
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It was a place on my bucket list. I knew I would like it but I wasn't prepared to fall in love! It only took a drive into the countryside outside of Austin, Texas to know I would not only love it....I would be back! The Texas Hill Country during Bluebonnet season stole my heart!

Last April I was hosted by Marsha Young of the Butterfly Gallery in Dripping Springs Texas for a 3 day pastel workshop. The weather was wonderful, the Bluebonnets in bloom and everything begged to be painted. I was happy to share with a talented and enthusiastic group of artists. We learned a lot and made great memories.

I am happy to announce that I will be going back to this fantastic place next April! This time I will be team teaching with my good friend and fantastic artist, Marsha Savage. Marsha and I will be on a road trip on our way to Tuscon, Arizona for the Plein Air Convention. We couldn't resist planning a stop in Dripping Springs and Marsha Young was happy to host us again.

If you'd like to read a review of the last workshop visit my blog post (click here.) There is also a quick video of Mt Gainor Inn... one of the lodging choices and a painting location.

If the Texas Hill Country is on your bucket list consider joining us for up 3 day workshop next April. Details below.

April 9-11           'Painting the Texas Hill Country' team teaching with Karen Margulis and Marsha Savage
                            Dripping Springs, Texas

                            Saturday April 9 - Monday April 11th.

                            A  plein air workshop in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
                            Paint the bluebonnets, wildflowers, barns and more!
                            Fee: $350. Lodging options in 2 local B&Bs are available.
                            contact Marsha Young for details and registration or you can register on
                            the Butterfly Gallery website here.



About today's painting: 11x14 on Uart 500. This was a demo painting for a private student. I began with a 4 value block-in with warm colors and did a dry wash. This scene was from one of the many photos I took  last April in Hill Country!

3 comments:

tres said...

Nice. Luv the blue :)

Mary Williams said...

I loved your workshop in Dripping Springs. You are such a great teacher & artist. I am looking forward to next year's workshop :)

robertsloan2art said...

I had to smile, sometimes I think you keep track of locations by their wildflowers!