Wednesday, December 24, 2014

An Austin Christmas

An Austin Christmas
8 x 6, oil on panel

Well, I got my act together and managed to paint this morning--early--before anyone in my house awoke (it's actually a nice time to paint).  For those of you who do not live in Austin, this piece is emblematic of some of our roadsides during the Christmas season.  You'll find hundreds of cedars that dot the landscape along our major roads decorated by folks who feel inspired...some have themes, but this one is how I like them best. I really enjoy the holiday spirit, and equally appreciate the good citizens who take it upon themselves to pick up after the season ends to leave these cedars back in their natural state.

I found this particular tree on Mt. Bonnell road, on the bend just past the Dry Creek Cafe. 

Merry Christmas, everyone.

-julie davis


Tracey Mardon said...

Merry Christmas Julie! Who knew, what a great idea this is. Lovely little painting!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this!

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Love how this Christmas spirit is sprinkled throughout Austin - you captured it beautifully, Julie.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

just wonderful to see the randomly decorated spruce trees along the roadside.
Beautifully painted.
Happy New Year, Julie!

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Striking. I love the whimsical touches in nature, and love how you handled the paint, especially in the foreground.