Rattlesnakes and Terra Rose
September, 2010, artist and friend Pete Quaid and I set out for Cap Rock State Park up in the panhandle of Texas. I had never been there and was pleasantly surprised by the incredible beauty of the place. Pete had warned me to make sure I had a tube of Terra Rosa...he was right. Red sandstone with more red sandstone topped off by red sandstone. Did I mention the landscape was basically red?
The red was complimented by green juniper trees, grasses and yucca plants. Beautiful country. And, as an added bonus, the first two days we saw a rattlesnake a day. That's what really made the trip worth while. Forget painting, let's do some rattlesnake hunting :-)
Below are some of the photos from the trip.
16 x 12 Oil on Panel
"After the Storm"
6 x 8 Oil on canvas
One of two diamond backs we came across.
This is one of the views from the back side of the canyon
Oil on Panel - 16 x 12
Another one of our "friends"
One of several deer we crossed paths with
One of the excellent reasons to paint at Cap Rock State Park
12 x 9 Oil on panel
8 x 16 Oil on canvas
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