Though I’m still sleep-deprived, I was honored to be included in the Art Club field trip from Martin High School, where I teach art history. We boarded a bus shortly after 8:00 this morning and headed to the Dallas Arboretum, where we had three hours designated for painting en plein air. I had seized the opportunity last month, during Spring Break, to paint some azaleas out here. I went to a spot near where I painted last month and spent about 90 minutes on this composition, taking my time, and really enjoying the richness of color and shadow, as well as the network of tree limbs spreading over the top of all this.
Fifteen students from Martin also scattered about the arboretum, taking photographs and making art. It was such a pleasure to spend this day with them. After the arboretum excursion, we journeyed northward to the Rachofsky House and studied the portrait exhibit currently housed there. It was a beautiful day for being outside and perusing a quality museum.
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