Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bluebonnet

If you were raised in Texas, I know that you have
some photos somewhere in a drawer of you sitting in
a field of bluebonnets. You might have on your Easter
outfit (if the timing was right, and they were blooming
at Easter) or you might just be in a t-shirt and shorts.
I can remember driving up to the hill country several
times to pose in the blankets of blue flowers. We were
told not to pick them, of course, because someone would
come and take us to jail.

I took my painting group to Salado last spring to paint
some bluebonnets. We stayed a few days and had a great
time. The most fun we had was at the Topsey Exotic
Ranch, a drive-thru wildlife experience. We had a camel
saunter over to the car and stick his head all the way
in the window, and snatch the bags of animal feed right
out of our laps. We were so shocked and we laughed so
hard. If you ever get a chance to go, roll up your windows
around the camel.

I have painted lots of these small watercolors of
bluebonnets and will have some at the show.

Bluebonnet original watercolor 5 x 7 $20.00
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