Texas Country Path – acrylic painting


Texans wait patiently, they know what’s coming.  From the brown, hardened clay dirt will spring forth a brilliance of color and elegance –  wildflowers of blues, oranges, reds and yellows will wash over the landscape and Spring’s renewal will visit again ~ by Mary

Texas Country Path, an acrylic (8×10) painting was done on canvas paper using Liquitex, Golden and Atelier brand paints.  On a recent Spring ride we went to see the wildflowers and saw this quiet scene.  The path was gorgeous, lined with patches of blue bonnets, everything was fresh including the budding new growth on the trees.  Some probably passed right by, but this was one of those places I couldn’t help but notice, the quiet beauty of it kept calling out.

Thanks for visiting ~ hope you are having a lovely Summer (it’s hot and dry in Texas).

Please don’t take my images – my art is copyrighted.  Please don’t copy or use the image without receiving my permission first – see disclosure on the right panel.

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Oil Pastelist
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53 Responses to Texas Country Path – acrylic painting

  1. Really nice sense of depth to this piece. Another beauty Mary! Rita

  2. Such a beautiful painting…reminding me of the English countryside…when we have rain that is. Can you imagine we are experiencing a big drought….and so we no longer have green grass!! Anyway, I love your image and clearly you are enjoying this new medium. Happy painting and happy summer dear Mary. Janet. x

    • Mary says:

      Wonderful to hear from Janet – thank you for your kind thoughts on this piece. I just can’t believe that you guys are in a drought, your grass looks like our grass in Texas – how sad. Acrylics are such a different medium than oil pastels, in all aspects, but I’m having a good time learning how to manipulate colors and techniques for laying down the paint with brushes. It has been a very warm summer here, the last 10 days 100+, today it will be 108 or 109 (is there really a difference!). I hope you having a wonderful summer – any more classes planned perhaps in the early Fall? Wishing you pleasant days for the rest of your summer my friend. All my best – Mary

      • Thank you so much Mary. Yes, it’s strange to see brown grass here in the UK! When you talk about 108 – now that’s hot….I can’t imagine what it must be like. When we have 90 here – and it’s been that for a while now, everyone is melting. I just returned from a wonderful trip to Wales. Will be here July/August and then off to Portugal again in September to the School that I love so much. Happy summer and happy painting Mary. Janet :)x

  3. Nawfal says:

    Beautiful work!

  4. This is soooooo comforting, refreshing, calming! This painting will/would make anyone feel better — you soar to the front of the class!!!!!

    • Mary says:

      What a great surprise Lisa . happy to see you, always encouraging and supportive. Thank you so much. I hope you are well. It has been a while since I have seen your blog, it is on my list to visit. You made my day.

  5. Amy says:

    I love this beautiful Texas Country Path, Mary. It’s just like the path I walk in spring and early morning in summer.
    Yes, Spring’s renewal will visit again. We had some rain the past two days. So much needed. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Amy for your kind words and response to this painting .

      Talk about rain. Seems many areas around us got rain, but over here at DFW little to nothing. Our trees are starting to drop leaves.

  6. Gallivanta says:

    I love the freshness and light touch of this scene, Mary. Hope you are finding ways to keep cool.

  7. Lovely composition and execution

  8. Such a lovely, tranquil scene. I like the soft lines that make this piece feel romantic and a bit dreamy.

    • Mary says:

      Much appreciated Ruth, it was a beautiful little place we found out on our drive. Glad you enjoyed the piece, I like your read on the scene. Thanks so much!!

  9. Susan Feniak says:

    This lovely Mary. I am happy to see your beautiful art. It’s been awhile. Cheers.

  10. Leya says:

    Beautiful, Mary! A place I would like to walk …walk right into the landscape!

  11. What you can do with acrylic paints is truly amazing. This is beautiful. It’s been hot, humid and dry for a week here in NH. Today it has been lovely though. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Judy, so good to hear from you. Thank you for always being so generous with your comments. Gives me great encouragement to keep on. I saw on the news oh awfully hot and humid it has been in New Hampshire – so glad you are finally catching a break. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

  12. Beautiful and fresh feeling…unlike our current summer conditions in the UK

    • Mary says:

      Great to see you again and thank you for your lovely comment – I enjoyed your reaction to the painting. Unfortunately our temps have gone sky high way too early this year and now we are under 9-10 inches of rain – so the landscape is starting to brown already. Perhaps you guys will catch a break in your high temperatures and get back to something more normal.

      • Lets see what nature has in store for us….but its currently wall to wall sunshine…most un-British! I’ve been having some trials and tribulations, but lets hope things are on the mend now💕

  13. Shreya says:

    This is way too wonderful. I too doodle.
    And yeah, I’ve started just recently, a YouTube channel. subscribe if you liked it. :):) Hope you’ll.😘
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuhCrplZW926m5Y0Bl5AMfw?view_as=subscriber

  14. What a beautiful spot you discovered during your ride and you captured it so well in your painting. This is really beautiful, Mary! I hope you’re doing well. xo

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Jill, I’m glad you enjoyed the painting. We were really lucky to find so many beautiful spots when we went wildflower hunting. I’m well and owe you a note!! Looking forward to your new book – it’s on order!

  15. Novus Lectio says:

    Wow what a beautiful painting

  16. neihtn2012 says:

    It’s different from your other paintings, but it is intriguing and beautiful!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Hien, thanks very much for your kind words. I felt a bit like fish out of water on this one, it was the first landscape I’ve done with acrylics other than seascape and winterscape – I learned a lot though with the various brushes and laying down techniques. I’d like to do more of them when time permits. I always appreciate your presence and thoughts on my work. Thanks again ~ hope you are enjoying your summer.

  17. A beautiful painting Mary, I love it 😍

  18. That is such a beautiful painting Mary, love it 😍

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