Painting on location at Zilker Botanical Garden


July 18, 2013 I spent a delightful morning painting on location at the Zilker Botanical Garden near downtown Austin, Texas.

Above is the beginning of my acrylic painting of a gnarly rooted cypress tree with a Japanese pond in the background.


In this photo above you can see my building of color.


I like to glaze pigments on top of each other to create more exciting colors and depth.


I work on a very lightweight and portable Sun-Eden easel that has a nice shelf for holding my palette, brushes, water and paper towels. The adapter holding my canvas can be tilted if I want to work more flat or more upright.


Cypress Tree at Zilker Park, Austin, TX, Acrylic, 9"H x 12"W, $100