A Summer Victorian Experience in Granbury, Texas

Granbury, Texas Victorian Home on a Summer Morning

As a vacationing Texas school teacher, I refuse to give in to the hot summer doldrums.  Yes, today was another triple-digit day, with plenty more in sight.  Nevertheless, I set set my sights on yet another plein air excursion that would take me 226 miles down hot Texas roads, and would burn up the entire day.  But by day’s end I consider the excursion worth it, though I’m bone tired as I post this.

I hadn’t visited Granbury in a little over a year, never forgetting what a good experience it was, watercoloring in that Victorian town.  Though this Victorian was built only eleven years ago, it has that delightful “look” that holds my gaze and makes me want to paint.  Fortunately there was a huge tree throwing its shadow across the cross street, and I found the morning temperatures (in the shade) to be quite pleasant for the painting experience.  Granbury is a friendly town, and the neighbor to this residence walked down the street to greet me and to visit for awhile.  He gave me excellent background to the architecture surrounding me, and I hope to get back before long to paint the rest of the neighborhood with its beautiful architecture, fencing and landscaping.

After about 90 minutes, I decided that this one was finished enough and that it was time to find some lunch and move on to the next painting.  That would turn out to be in Hico, Texas.  That painting I’ll reserve for the next post.

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4 Responses to “A Summer Victorian Experience in Granbury, Texas”

  1. Nancy Trottier Says:

    Love the shadows on the porch with the banner contrast. Very nicely done!

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    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you, Nancy. I was a little tentative when I went to work on that portion of the composition. Finally I said “Heck with it” and darkened it up considerably. I do think I improved it. Glad you noticed, thanks.

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  2. LucyJartz Says:

    You are a perfect example of ‘less is more’ painting. This will be great inspiration for tomorrow.

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    • davidtripp Says:

      Well, thank you very much! It was a good day for painting, that particular day. I wish all of them could be as that one was. Good luck with your pursuits tomorrow.

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