Baby Blue By Dana Parish

This is an oil painting that I am working on. It is on canvas. The original is 8×10 inches.

Julian Onderdonk is coming to the Witte Museum in San Antonio, September 18, 2008. Not Julian himself, but his wonderful Texas landscapes will be there and so will I. I may get arrested for drooling on them, but hey, I have friends in low places that will bail me out. He has inspired me to paint in his incomparable impressionistic way, as Andrew and Jamie Wyeth continue to inspire me to paint detail and honest realism.

Bluebonnets inspired by Julian Onderdonk

oil painting on canvas by Dana Parish

San Antonio’s Finest

 

oil painting on canvas

oil painting on canvas

A visit to San Antonio would not be complete without a dinner at Rosario’s restaurant. I have just been commissioned to paint a series of San Antonio’s finest attractions and Rosario’s is first on my list. We recently sampled their new menu and were as usual, impressed with the food,ambiance, service, everything. It is a family tradition with us and should be with everyone….

I took my sketch book with me and found a great view from the intersection of Alamo & South Presa for a plein air painting……

Mallard Hen with Ducklings (painting progress)

These ducklings left the nest long before I finished the painting. Is it finished? I’m not sure. I may add another twig or feather. As long as it stays on my easel I can continue to enjoy the painting  process and admire the look in the mother hen’s eye while her babies are still safe and snug by her side. I have a painting in mind of their first flight. It just gets better. I know how you feel proud mama!