Spring has Sprung

This photo was taken by Leicaman on our morning walk. An unusual view of Texas Bluebonnets, but I love it, probably because of that or maybe because like Daddy Bub….Leicaman loves carrying a camera with him where ever he goes….sometimes two or three. This morning he took photos of the moon…..yesterday it was something different….all while I was still sleeping. He is so lucky that we have dogs to wake him up to get these AWESOME SHOTS!!!!!

I love these colors.I was inspired to paint some trees. I said it was not finished. My teacher and best critic, Tom said “It’s finished” So I said…Good I’m ready to paint something else….Tom and I have been remarking about the gold green color of the Mesquite trees as they are just coming out……I had just the right color in my palette, so I sketched this little tree today for him….
Speaking of Spring…..I just want to say that my Mamacita who gave me my maiden name of Spring….is the most awesome chica that I have ever met and I am soooo proud of her for taking care of herself and staying healthy and strong!!!!! Te amo mucho!!!!!

stop to smell the flowers

Everybody has days that get off to a bad start. The other day, we had a photo workshop scheduled and luckily they were all dog lovers. Our Australian Shepherd, Skye, does not know a stranger. You can always tell that she loves you when she jumps up and plants a big sloppy kiss right on your lips. The few times that this matters are the times that breathe mints for canines are necessary….We don’t care, usually, but her first kiss that day, came from a skunk that she has befriended and sloppy second kisses did not go over that morning of our photo workshop….just saying….

Primavera

primavera acrylic on canvas

How’s your horsey coming along?” My abstract expressionist teacher/slash comedian was making fun of me…..When I started working on a blank canvas in full view of some of the most talented artists in Texas and a master instructor I might add…I was intimidated. It’s funny how after about fifteen hours of laughing at each other and sharing techniques, books and attitudes….nothing matters, but the sheer pleasure of color, more books and the love of creating……Hey teach….here’s my horsey with lots of color and more to come….

Longhorn Cattle Drive

It was hard to know where to stand to get the best view of the San Antonio Longhorn cattle drive this year. This was our first time to go and we were excited to get some photos. We could not decide on which lens to use. We found a great spot for next year, but it will remain our secret…until then, this is my interpretation of what I saw.

acrylic on paper