Prepping for the Final Weekend in Waxahachie


Honorable Mention at Paint Historic Waxahachie judging


Sold on opening night of Paint Historic Waxahachie reception

It was a good night.  The courthouse window posted above received an Honorable Mention and a gift certificate of $100 for Jack Richeson & Co. art supplies.  And before the evening was over, my first attempt at the courthouse sold. I drove home happy, thinking about tomorrow’s endeavor.

I will participate in the town square paint-out tomorrow from 9-12:00, followed by the sidewalk art sale from 1-3:00. My plan is to paint at least three 5 x 7″ watercolor vignettes of the courthouse cupola to insert into 8 x 10″ mats and simple frames. We’ll see if they can sell. Meanwhile, I have six additional paintings hanging inside Art on the Square, 113 W. Franklin St. (on the square!) still looking for a home.

If I still have the stamina after 3:00, I plan to retreat to the scenic areas surrounding the town of Waxahachie and focus on some landscape painting. Artists who have registered for Paint Historic Waxahachie can still create new work to sell until 5:00 Sunday. I have blocked off this weekend, hoping to have enough energy to continue painting till it’s over.

Thanks for reading.

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2 Responses to “Prepping for the Final Weekend in Waxahachie”

  1. Sandra Conner Says:

    These are lovely. I just discovered your site when it came up as a ‘suggested site’ at the bottom of a page that featured Ruth Bailey, whom I follow on WP. I love these two pictures. Hope you win some more awards and sell a lot this weekend. I’ve just started dabbling in watercolor (I’m primarily a writer) because it seems so relaxing. I’m not aiming at becoming an artist. I have enough sense to know that painting is definitely not my gift, but it’s a nice, de-stressing experience working with the paints.

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    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you for your kind encouragement, Sandra. I am a watercolorist first and writer second, and I really love how they feed off one another. I sincerely hope you find the same level of joy and satisfaction that I do as you pursue your bliss. I have linked to your site and look forward to reading more of your work.

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