These paintings were done in my painting class with Polly Jackson, the last (for a while) in the series of painting in the parks. It's getting way too hot to paint outside in the afternoon! The sweat runs in your eyes, you have to wear sunglasses to paint in, your paint dries in about 5 minutes on the pallet, and your point of view changes with the movement of the sun. Not withstanding all of the above, I still love it!
These magnificent live oaks are in Little Stacy Park in south Austin. Some trees just beg to be painted. It's no wonder that Austinites are so passionate about their trees.