Fort Worth Stockyards plein air painter at Livestock Exchange (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

Compared to my rather frenzied efforts to shoot video of the twice-daily Longhorn cattle drive in the Fort Worth Stockyards, this plein air painter was taking her own sweet time capturing the Livestock Exchange building one bright, clear morning on Labor Day weekend.

I blog and shoot video, and I like the immediacy of it, but for a few quiet moments I began to think that some mellow painting lessons might be just what my life needs….

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