Saturday, February 20, 2010
32 Degrees and Holding
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In my continuing series "Paining My Way Through Texas"....after 4 nights in Austin we headed south to San Antonio. Our plan was to stay there several days as there is so much to see. We visited the Alamo and meandered along the River Walk late in the afternoon (both of these are listed in our book "501 Must See Places"). We thought it would be fun to take a boat ride on the river, so arrived the next morning at 9:30, but were told that due to the freezing temperatures it wouldn't open until 10:00. We went back at 10:00 and were told that it was still too cold for the boat operators and that they might start running around 11:00. We decided that it was just too cold to stay in San Antonio so left. These are the joys of a road trip with an unplanned itinerary.
This live oak was just a little ways outside of town. It was an overcast, gray, 32 degree day. I'm not sure I got the sky quite gray enough. I used a very limited palette for this piece. The sky was the leftover pile of nuetral violet from the last painting (I had scraped it all into the corner) mixed with cad yellow deep and white. For the rest I only needed ultramarine blue, cad yellow deep, a little alizaron and white to get all the grayed values.