Rio Vista, San Marcos River

By: Robert McArthur

Apr 27 2010

Category: Watercolor

1 Comment

Focal Length:14.303mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

About a month ago Plein Air Austin met in San Marcos, TX at Rio Vista Park.  This place is a haven for kayakers because of the rapids and the spring fed San Marcos River.  I became entranced with one wave form in the rapids that displayed a nice curve and a strong light to dark contrast:

I painted a second version of the wave while there, this time using a more dry brush technique:

Upstream a kayaker prepares to enter the big wave.


One comment on “Rio Vista, San Marcos River”

  1. Wow! I really feel the movement and the kayaker is wonderful!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: