This piece depicts the Texas State Flag along with icons of Texas Bluebonnets, Longhorn Cattle and the beautiful red sunsets, all that make Texans proud.
While working with collage at a workshop in Creede, CO, we first went outside to sketch. I chose the branches of a low hanging tree for the pattern of the rice paper underlay. I went on to define the branches and the feel of water below with watercolor and acrylic.
I wanted to capture the feeling of riding the breeze over the river in a row boat. I uses the long vertical format to emphasize the effect of the river’s current. The cool water and green grass and trees were always a summer’s delight.