Bluebonnet Clusters, 6 x 6
When you live in Austin, it's almost obligatory to go out to the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center in the Spring, and it certainly is if you're a plein air painter. I was intimidated to tackle the gorgeous scenery on my own, but I went out anyway on Monday. I'll admit this was my fist time to go outside painting totally on my own, no class, no group, no friend (is that initiation for being a "plein air painter?"). While painting, I overheard (many things) someone saying this was not a good year for bluebonnets, but there were plenty to be found. I've always said if you're going to paint bluebonnets, you'd better get it right, because people are passionate about them. I am, too, but I think of this as a "nod" to them, so maybe I got away with it?