Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Barr Mansion" --- Sold

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It was so great doing plein air again. I went to paint with PAA yesterday at east Austin.
There is a Victorian house called the Barr Mansion. It was a very hot day. I set up my easel under a big pecan tree and did this sketch. There was a big tree branch behind me. I felt it should not cause any problems. But I was wrong. During one and a half hours I painted there, the branch moved. It gradually approached me. At first its leaves touched my head, and not too long, the leaves started to sweep my canvas. I have to stop. I stood there admire how this tree could grow so significantly fast within a couple of hours.

7 comments:

brooke said...

Great job with your shadow and light I enjoyed this photo. But I like Cheese too.


Brooke
http://www.momentsofelegance.com

Theresa Bayer said...

Nice meeting you the other day. I like how you painted the Barr mansion pink, it's a really creative way to represent it in early morning light.

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine Hurst said...

Your paintings are so lovely. You have such wonderful brushwork and colors.

BARON WILSON said...

Excellent work as always, Qiang. The right balance of impressionist brushwork and just the right amount of fine detail for realism. I gained valuable insight from our short conversation there about painting and I very much appreciate you taking the time to do so. Continued success to you.

Jeremy McAlister said...

Even on a sick day, you make it look easy!

carol morgan carmichael said...

I like the composition, color and the great character you gave this house. Like the tree story too. Glad you are feeling better!