Saturday, March 28, 2009

HACKBERRY CREEK



This is the plein air I did last weekend at Hackberry Creek near Turtle Creek in Dallas. Because this area is so beautiful and bursting with Spring everything, I had great difficulty in selecting a scene to paint. If I were to be honest, I would admit I can never decide what to paint. Thank goodness for my plein air buddy, Paula Mele, who finally said, paint this! A couple of posts down is a photo reference to this painting.

We were unable to paint today because Winter decided to visit North Texas at the end of March, hopefully we can revisit Hackberry Creek next weekend. So instead of a little plein air painting, I was able to deliver a painting for an exhibition, paint a pet portrait commission, and bake a chocolate chip cheesecake for my daughter's 19th birthday, another busy weekend. Tomorrow will be a non-painting day, we will celebrate Taylor's birthday in Tyler. 

9 comments:

Sheila said...

mmmm.... oops! Sorry thinking about that chocolate chip cheesecake! Lucky Birthday gal...
Have a great time. hugs!

Edward Burton said...

Lovely painting, Angela. I bet that location is extremely inspiring. Happy birthday to your daughter - I hope it's a wonderful one.

sam said...

beautiful Angela, love those colours , it looks very tranquil:o)

L.Holm said...

This is lovely, Angela. Hope the snow melts soon. Have a fun b'day celebration for your daughter!

r garriott said...

Hi Angela, Just stopping by to see what pretty new plein air you've posted! We had hackberries trees in our front yard in NM when I was a kid but I haven't heard the term since then. Love the lavender purples and spring greens!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Lovely painting, I like the vertical format you chose, it is very appropriate!

Thanks for stopping over at my blog and leaving a kind comment, it brightened my day.

James Parker said...

This is a beautiful scene, Angela. The colors are great and the vertical composition quite effective. Now you sit and enjoy the weather...after you drop by and pick up your LEMONADE award.

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you all; we went back to the same location last weekend and I focused on some azalea bushes; my end result was a pile of yuck! What a shame because the area is simply beautiful.

Gwen Bell said...

I know this spot and you've done a wonderful job painting it. The colors are vivid yet calming. Nice job!