Like most Texas landscape painters, I have carried out additional than my share of bluebonnet paintings, so when the major of a “Painted Church” was from a plein air done one Spring afternoon close to Schulenburg, the bottom 50 % of a area of bluebonnets was just a huge fib. I will not apologize, nevertheless, as I stand by “Artist Perogative”. Which is very little when compared to these churches! A tour of the “Painted Churches” is a ought to see any time of year but specially through Bluebonnet season. They are located in the communities of Dubina, Significant Hill, Praha, and Ammannsville which dot the Centeral Texas Hill Region. Modeled just after the historic gothic cathedrals of Europe, they have been developed and adorned by Czech, German and Austrian immigrants in the course of the 18th and early 19th century. Whilst the exteriors are charming, absolutely nothing can put together you for the elaborate interiors. Swooping cherubs, intricate patterns of bouquets, faux marble pillars and trompe l’oeil make for a fantasy world of sheer delight! So if I instructed a little visual fib, these inadequate immigrant artisans painted a Whopper! This would make them some of the most awe-inspiring examples of the rich cultures imigrants provide to our honest point out and a treat for any artwork or background enthusiast. Put it on your checklist of entertaining matters to do sometime this yr!