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).
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Really nice sense of depth to this piece. Another beauty Mary! Rita
Thanks Rita, was a beautiful scene that we came across in Ellis, TX.
Thank you Nancy for your generous comment and visit – nice to meet you!
Love your work!!
Thank you – much appreciated!
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
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
Hi Nawful, thank you so much for your generous comment – very nice to see you.
I always enjoy seeing your work, Mary. Wishing you a creative weekend.
So kind! Thank you Nawfal. Here is to a creative week .
This is soooooo comforting, refreshing, calming! This painting will/would make anyone feel better — you soar to the front of the class!!!!!
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.
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. 🙂
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.
I love the freshness and light touch of this scene, Mary. Hope you are finding ways to keep cool.
Thanks Gallivanta for your generous comment. It’s been a real hot summer this year. Staying indoors is the best way to beat the heat. Hope you are well .
I am recovering from a beastly cold but otherwise well, thank you.
Sorry to hear that gallivanta , hope you recover soon.
Thank you for visiting and commenting , much appreciated.
Lovely composition and execution
Thank you derrick for your thoughts on the painting . I really appreciate.
Such a lovely, tranquil scene. I like the soft lines that make this piece feel romantic and a bit dreamy.
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!!
This lovely Mary. I am happy to see your beautiful art. It’s been awhile. Cheers.
Thank you Susan, it means a lot and is always appreciated.
Two of a kind. Hugs to you Mary.
Beautiful, Mary! A place I would like to walk …walk right into the landscape!
Thanks so much Ann-Christine, you would love Texas in the Spring. The colors are amazing against a very unforgiving landscape.
I am sure I would!
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. 🙂
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!
Beautiful and fresh feeling…unlike our current summer conditions in the UK
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💕
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.😘
Thank you for visiting and for your nice comment – I really appreciate it.
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
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!
Wow what a beautiful painting
Thank you Novus, much appreciated for your lovely feedback!
It’s different from your other paintings, but it is intriguing and beautiful!
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.
A beautiful painting Mary, I love it 😍
Thank you ~
That is such a beautiful painting Mary, love it 😍
Thank you so much Rose Elaine – always appreciate your positive thoughts!
You’re welcome, I always aspire to create great art like you. 🌹