This small painting was painted in a direct alla prima method completed in one morning. Although this painting was painted in the studio from reference, the intent here was to try and achieve the spontaneous immediacy of a location painting.
This is a Texas creek near Fredericksburg. I painted a larger version of this same location with a couple of horses crossing near the Tin Star Ranch. I can`t wait until my next trip to this area. It will be interesting to see the change, if any. The time of day was late and low light. The beauty of this kind of subject is it looks totally different in different light situations.