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Friday, May 9, 2008

Stella, Canine Art Critic

Stella wonders if there might be one more piece of popcorn in my pochade box.

Plein Air Day 1

Iris Garden, 11X14, Oil

This is my first plein air painting, completed last weekend at the Mackey estate in Southlake under the watchful eye of Stella the Canine Art Critic. As long as I kept the popcorn coming, Stella had nothing but tailwagging praise for my every move. The front of this painting may appear to be a blue blob encroaching on an innocent batch of giant monster irises. In fact, it is just a harmless ice plant in need of some root structure.