Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Bougainvillea, 8 x 6

Last Thursday, Plein Air Austin met at a local favorite Tex/Mex restaurant on Lake Travis to paint. The spot is known as The Oasis, and has tons of small vignettes to paint within the courtyard of the restaurant. After a wipedown of a larger scene, I settled on this bougainvillea in a pot--did a fast study and was out of there--for Austin, it was chilly, and in my shady spot, I was quite cold! I think it was something like 59 degrees. :) Now you know what a tough girl I am.

-julie davis


Peinturesetaventures said...

I love your allaprima work. This bougainvillier is simply stunning. Bravo, Helen

LindaHunt said...

Nicely done, Julie. Love the looseness of your brushwork and color.

Barbara M. said...

Gorgeous work in the chilly air Julie,


Stay warm,


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Julie, you need Lisa Daria to toughen you up! 59!!!! I'd still be in my shorts! I think I went to that restaurant when my friends met to paint with Laurel Daniel last January - MmmmMMmm! I would love to live in a place where you could grow/paint bougainvillea. Very nice job!

julie davis said...

I know, I know. I'm a cold-weather wimp, but I can hang in the 100-plus summers here and never complain!