Friday, April 12, 2013

Springtime Drive ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Springtime Drive  11"x14" 
Oil on canvas / Framed in natural wood and black frame
$525 + sh/h 

I love taking drives through the Texas hill country each spring. You have to hit it at just the right time of the season. Despite recent droughts, we were blessed to have a beautiful spring last year. This was painted from a photo I took on the famous Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg in 2012. I did a quick under painting which I took to my Sandy Ostrau workshop in January and played around using Sandy's techniques. Artist Nancy Hartley stored it for me til it dried and mailed it to me. Then I swirled some more paint around using the palette knife and a brush or two, leaving some original painting showing through, and landed on this gem. I love it. Hope it brings you joy as well. 


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Wow, Deb! This is a gem! Really beautiful painting! I love the final result! Thanks for the mention of me, on your post!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Great job on this one Debbi, the photo just does not do it justice, it is so juicy in person.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Thank you, Amy and Nancy! Always appreciate you encouragement and support! And endearing friendship. XOXO

Celeste Bergin said...

wonderful paint it!