The reference photo was of Coyote Creek near Angel Fire, New Mexico, but I used memory and composition to make it my own. It could be a creek anywhere. It is always so neat to go sit in the shade on a hot day and listen to the water. One can get away from the world that way......
This painting is at Art Connections for you to view and purchase. I will have three paintings there for the summer. For more information and to see it framed visit my website, here: http://www.jocastilloart.com/paintings/coyote_creek.html
I finished the donkey painting, too. I like it a lot. Gene says it doesn't look like any donkey he ever saw. I am sure that is true but it was fun to do. Thanks to Regina www.reginaburchett.com for being here and getting me started on it.
I took photos of this woolly donkey in Angel Fire, too. He probably smoothed out just in time for the snow. I think farm/ranch animals have a lot of personality. I have not been around donkeys very much, but they seem to be a bit ornery. More info here on my website: http://www.jocastilloart.com/paintings/mi_burrito_donkey.html
Art Connections is updating and having lots of new artists and new work. They have great shows for First Friday and other downtown events. You will have a fun time being introduced to the Bastrop "art scene". Art Connections has a blog and presence on facebook and other social media. And .... you can see and purchase my paintings there! :-)