Dawn on Lady Bird Lake - 6" x 6" - Oil on Archival Panel - Available here
Day 31 - The last day of making 31 paintings (from life) in 31 days in the #stradaeasel challenge. The difficulty with painting a sunrise is that it changes by the second. I started before the actual sunrise, and within 45 minutes, the sun was in my eyes, and the brilliant colors had all but disappeared. But it is such a very special time of day, it is always tempting to try it again. Thank you again to the strada easel team for the opportunity, once again to participate in the challenge.
Patricia Butler loves to paint. Living and working in Austin, Texas, she is drawn to the beauty around her and the challenge of capturing the essence of the scene before her. She counts herself very blessed to be living in Austin, which is a vibrant, growing city, and, with its multitude of lovely parks and nearby lakes and hill country, it presents endless inspiration. She is a founding member of Plein Air Austin, and enjoys painting with the group any chance she gets.