Hill Country - Texas's Best kept Secret

The Texas hill country seems to be somewhat of a best kept secret. I remember when I first came to the United States in 1987 and lived in West Texas for a short while, even people in other parts of Texas do not seem to know about the hill country.

I painted a particular colorful Texas blue bonnets and paintbrush back then and posted it on EBAY at the time to sell. Shortly I received an email from someone in Texas telling me that there are no such pretty flowers to be found in Texas because it is a barren land. Her tone suggested, she had pretty strong feelings about making this clear to me.


Not wanting to argue with a stranger who probably has lived in the US for all her live and me being a new plant straight from Europe, I just let it go. However in my research I came across many photographic evidence that such meadows filled with flower perticularly Blue Bonnets and Indian paintbrush do exist in what is known as the Texas Hill Country. If I ever moved to Texas that is where i would want to live but in my research I also found that it is a bit out of my affordability meter. So hopefully I sell more art... hint hint ... and that will change! Here I painted the lovely blue Bonnets and Indian Paintbrush once again. This is a watercolor and Ink.

Texas Blue Bonnets and Indian Paintbrush ORIGINAL Watercolor & Ink Painting on Moulin De Larroque Watercolor Paper The paper I used is especially handmade in France. I order this directly from the makers. It has four deckled edges is heavy made from 100% cotton. Size: 12 x 17 inches Signed : Yes front & Back to 

Click image to see it in my store

Texas Blue Bonnets
  Watercolor Texas Blue Bonnets   TexasBluebonnetsandIndianPaintbrush-Handmade-Paper-17by12-D3
 Below is a demonstration how I paint my watercolor and inks. ENJOY!
Ginette Painting Poppies in Watercolor & Ink from Ginette Callaway on Vimeo.
Ginette Painting Red Poppies Watercolors part Two from Ginette Callaway on Vimeo.  
Prints are available through my fine Art America / Pixels galleries
Photography Prints

Ginette Callaway
Ginette Callaway

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I am an independent, self supporting artist and Renaissance woman, working full time on my art. I absolutely love what I do. Creating art consumes me. I paint original art with oil paints, watercolors, also ink and pastel. Additionally I use the photos of my art or scans to create mixed media, where I use digital tools to layer texture or change the colors of these original paintings. Not a day goes by where I don't create something new. My original paintings are on ginettecallaway.com My art prints are on ginetteprints.com and over 1000 pieces or art prints, that includes some of my earlier work and many abstract pieces are on http://www.imagekind.com/artists/GinetteCallaway/all/fine-art-prints



2 Comments

Ginette
Ginette

June 19, 2014

You’re welcome Laura! Thank you for commenting.

LLM
LLM

June 19, 2014

Ginette, I loved this blog post and especially enjoyed watching the videos showing your process as you work! So delightful; thanks for sharing. Laura

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