Tuesday, November 12, 2013

San Antonio 3-day Paint-out, Oil Painters of America


Last week, I took time off from work to participate in the OPA Paint-out. We painted on the grounds of two missions and at the Botanical Gardens. Talk about sensory overload! It was a great experience, painting, meeting other artists, enjoying the outdoors, and painting some more!

Mission San Jose, Day One

 
    


San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Day Two
Texas Cactus Gardens


Rose Garden


Mission Espada, Day Three


I started a painting of this Mission about 4 times...brought home a halfway done painting. I will have to try, try again! 

I may not have created beautiful, finished paintings, but I learned by trying and by observing other artists. It was an amazing time, and I'm so grateful to have been given such a wonderful opportunity.