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Colorful Victorian Home, Third Day of Waxahachie Paint-Out

May 29, 2011

Victorian Home on a Sunday Morning in Waxahachie

Today was the third day of the Paint Historic Waxahachie event.  I rose early this morning and drove straight to the town, looking for beautiful historic homes bathed in sunlight.  This was my choice today.  It turned out to be an excellent choice, as the wonderful residents of the home came out several times, bringing me cold bottles of water and fruit drinks.  The sun got brutal long before I finished, and had it not been for their wonderful hospitality, I probably would have stopped to go back the the Ellis County Art Association for bottled water, air conditioning, a comfortable sit-down, etc.!  As it turned out, I was able to stay with the painting and see it through.

I was not successful in matching the colors of the house to my pigments on the paper.  I always hate it when I come up short in that respect.  The house was absolutely gorgeous, and “popped” with color in the sunlight.  I’ll never forget the sensations I felt when I first saw it from my driver’s seat.  I had to turn the Jeep around and come back for a second look, and it only took me that second look to decide to give it a try.  I’m reminded of how the great American painter Edward Hopper often selected compositions to paint, when the said they “put out a call.”  He felt invited to enter that space and create a work of art.  That was exactly how I felt early this Sunday morning.  And the residents greeting me pleasantly and offering me cold beverages made it all the better.

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