Wednesday, October 5, 2011


"Woodcreek Lily Pads" 11" x 14" oil/linen

This location is in Wimberley, Texas in a subdivision called Woodcreek. It is a picturesque spot with a golf course and river running through it. There's a low water crossing and to the upper side is this neat little pond full of lilly pads, ducks and I'm sure a few good snakes. When I saw this scene it was the end of April so like everything else in Texas that time of year, everything in the scene was green. The trees, the grass, the water...everything was green so the trick to painting such a scene is to vary the greens and throw in a complimentary color to give the painting some breathing room and interest.

The cool greens in the distant hill separate nicely from the warmer greens found in the trees in the foreground. The orange maple tree near the center of the painting is typical for that time of year when certain trees don't fair too well through the winter months. Of course with the summer we just experienced there are tons of trees in central Texas this color.

This painting is headed to Pitzer Fine Arts in Wimberley.


Randy Saffle said...

That is very nice, Rusty. It has the look of a painting more than twice it's size. A ton of hidden little color notes.

The gallery is lucky to have you!

Marian Fortunati said...

That's a gorgeous painting, Rusty!!! I'm sure it won't be on the first wall very long!!!
I totally agree with Randy!

Brad Miedema said...

This is beautiful Rusty! Love your brushstrokes!

Pitzer's said...

Pitzer's is happy to have the painting as well as the artist! We think someone will adopt it soon and give it a good home!