Like most Texas landscape painters, I have finished additional than my share of bluebonnet paintings, so although the top rated of a “Painted Church” was from a plein air finished one particular Spring afternoon close to Schulenburg, the bottom 50 percent of a industry of bluebonnets was just a major fib. I will not apologize, nevertheless, as I stand by “Artist Perogative”. That is almost nothing when compared to these church buildings! A tour of the “Painted Churches” is a will have to see any time of year but especially during Bluebonnet season. They are located in the communities of Dubina, High Hill, Praha, and Ammannsville which dot the Centeral Texas Hill Place. Modeled immediately after the ancient gothic cathedrals of Europe, they ended up created and adorned by Czech, German and Austrian immigrants through the 18th and early 19th century. While the exteriors are charming, very little can prepare you for the elaborate interiors. Swooping cherubs, intricate patterns of flowers, faux marble pillars and trompe l’oeil make for a fantasy planet of sheer delight! So if I instructed a minor visual fib, these bad immigrant artisans painted a Whopper! This makes them some of the most awe-inspiring illustrations of the prosperous cultures imigrants convey to our fair point out and a handle for any artwork or heritage fanatic. Place it on your listing of exciting things to do someday this yr!