Salado College Ruins, 6 x 8
I painted this this morning from a photo and an on-site painting done in the Carver workshop. I would've stayed all day in this location had I been able, but it was my youngest daughter's birthday and I had to leave early to make it back to Austin. I love the architecture and the colors the late afternoon sun was creating on the old stone. The photo was taken right when I got there (4-ish?)--the painting I did on-site (and that is half-finished) has all my color notes.
The cornerstone for this location of Salado College was laid here in 1860. The college was the first in Texas that was not funded by church or state funds, and it was coed. A series of fires in the early 1900's destroyed the building, but the site is now open to the public. It's a beautiful spot.