This past Saturday, two members from a group known as Plein Air Austin were here painting as a sort of "test drive" for our Ranch being a venue for one of the group's future painting outings. The good news is that Lori and Juanita seemed to have a little trouble deciding which of the many vistas here to choose as their "Painting of the Day". After scouting around a bit they decided on a shady spot, protected from a gentle breeze looking in a southwesterly direction that had some of our persimmon trees and about a five mile horizon in the view. Then they set up their gear, got after it with an air of determination, turned out a couple of good ones and even made it look easy in the process.
Pretty interesting, huh?
Give each of these a click for a closer look.
Very talented ladies!
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And who knows? I might even get up the courage to try this plein air thing myself. Seems a shame to let all these beautiful vistas go to waste, especially when I'm lucky enough to live here!