Boggy Creek Farms

October 12, 2013

Today, I ventured out to Boggy Creek Farms.   A local farm located in the east heart of down town Austin just off 7th street.  The farm grows a large selection of veggies and greens as well as fresh eggs!  Of course we can always find a variety of scenic spots to paint as well like neat garden patches, chicken coops, and parked tractors.

By paint out norms it was a very brief painting.  More of a impressionable sketch of  the garden statues.

Boggy Creek Farm Garden.  2013_10_12

Boggy Creek Farm Garden. 2013_10_12

This morning I offered to take my son along for painting too.  We could share painting and time together.  But the morning brought a few more challenges to consider.  It was indeed a Boggy fall morning with muggy heat and swarms of mosquitoes lying in wait.  *yes, that was with mosquito spray.  I think they were immune or very hungry.

So out of self preservation, it was a very short paint out , but I am pleased with the expressive paint strokes.
A nice gesture to inspire another larger painting soon.  Once I stop itching…

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Boggy Creek Farms. 5x7. 2011.09.07

Here is the painting from today’s paint out at Boggy Creek Farms with Plein Air Austin.

“What’s a paint out?” Every one always asks.  Well it’s when a a group of local artists gather to paint a selected location. Plein Air painting requires the artist to paint quickly to capture the light and shadows before they change as the sun shifts through the day.  It just adds to the fun of adventuring to find the next painting. 🙂

There was so much more I wanted to paint there. But I smartly opted for a shady spot to weather the Texas heat.  This is a view of the back porch in the early morning.

Boggy Creek Farms was a pleasant surprise to find it tucked neatly away in down town Austin. Its quite the busy morning haunt for local families coming to visit and watch the chickens and collect fresh veggies, eggs and goodies found on the farm.

Definitely going to go back with Xander for fun weekend adventure.  I’ll try to remember to take pictures on site of my easel and the other painters next time.