Saturday, March 28, 2009

Youth Art Month- Spring Sparkle

Spring Sparkle
6" X 8"
This is another of the starts, or homework assignments from the Plein Aire Painting Workshop. I've been watching the bare limbs on the Oak tree and Crepe Myrtle in my yard, fill with tiny leaves and, with the rain, burst into full leaves. This was one afternoon, when the sun put sparkles onto the leaves and the grass. There was a spot of maroon with a sparkle on top of the Crepe Myrtle leaves. Now the bush is full and I can only see the top of the Oak tree, with some yard behind and beside it. The rain did wonders for growing things.
There is a concern, though, about low temperatures harming things like gardens and flowers that people have already planted.
I think of that "Easter Snap"-cold weather for Easter, so it is not all that unusual to have cold weather in spring.
It looks like another beautiful day in the neighborhood, as Mr. Rogers used to say. Cold and windy, though. I hope that you are getting out and enjoying the Robertson County Fair, the Brazos County Youth Livestock Show, the Physics and Astronomy Open House at the George Bush Library, the Bryan ISD student art show at Bryan High, the Silver Campus cafeteria, or any of the other activities going on today. Maybe you can just get out and enjoy the Bluebonnets.
The Brazos Valley Art Teachers will be showing work at the Art Center in College Station this month, starting Monday. Be sure to go out and see art work from this group. For more information, see my sidebar, or go to the Arts Council of Brazos Valley website.
Time to start thinking about Sketch Crawl Saturday April 11th. You can even order an official t-shirt from the website, There are people participating in Dallas, North Texas, Waxahachie, Austin, Georgetown, Houston, Calvert, Bryan, and other places in Texas. Also various places around the United States and the world. I hope that you will join in.
You can see pictures and read more about it in my older posts, and on the group, or Brazos Valley Sketchers on FaceBook. Also there is information on the Brazos Valley Art League and Arts Council website, KAMU, the Eagle, KBTX tv, etc.
Let's plan to draw the Brazos Valley this time!


BC said...

Wow! You really "did good" on this one!

Cecelia said...

Thanks, BC. I thought it turned out nice.

bubblemunch said...

This is so bright and light (as is your oil painting below). Enough to put a spring in my step!