Marble Falls Paint the Town 2015

This is the third adventure to Marble Falls to participate in a painting competition and I do so with  anticipation and trepidation.  I have expectaions to succeed and improve.  

We arrived the night before and stayed at the Hampton.  The next morning was heavily overcast and misty; forebode of impending rain. My kind of  day.  We scouted possible sites; I strive to find unique subjects, how many times can one paint the most popular restaurant in town?  While driving around, I saw a train trestle to my left and after a sloshing through a park, was able to settle on a concrete pad just near to my new subject: Brokeback Creek Trestle.

I composed and completed a 20 x 16 oil painting on Ampersand Gessobord in that same day as we had dinner plans that evening.  

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The next morning I woke up very early to paint sunrise and did this Stormy Sunrise in the dark.  12 x 9 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord.

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I entered both in the contest and to my genuine surprise the Brokeback Creek Trestle earned 5th place!  Praise God.  Both were auctioned off to successfully culminate a wonderful weekend.  I"ll be back.