Like most Texas landscape painters, I have performed additional than my share of bluebonnet paintings, so when the prime of a “Painted Church” was from a plein air carried out one Spring afternoon near Schulenburg, the bottom 50 % of a area of bluebonnets was just a significant fib. I will not apologize, having said that, as I stand by “Artist Perogative”. That’s nothing compared to these church buildings! A tour of the “Painted Churches” is a should see any time of year but particularly for the duration of Bluebonnet period. They are positioned in the communities of Dubina, Higher Hill, Praha, and Ammannsville which dot the Centeral Texas Hill Country. Modeled soon after the historical gothic cathedrals of Europe, they were crafted and adorned by Czech, German and Austrian immigrants in the course of the 18th and early 19th century. Though the exteriors are charming, almost nothing can get ready you for the elaborate interiors. Swooping cherubs, intricate styles of flowers, fake marble pillars and trompe l’oeil make for a fantasy environment of sheer delight! So if I informed a small visual fib, these very poor immigrant artisans painted a Whopper! This tends to make them some of the most awe-inspiring illustrations of the loaded cultures imigrants deliver to our reasonable condition and a deal with for any art or historical past enthusiast. Set it on your list of pleasurable items to do someday this year!