Like most Texas landscape painters, I have finished far more than my share of bluebonnet paintings, so when the top rated of a “Painted Church” was from a plein air accomplished a single Spring afternoon close to Schulenburg, the bottom fifty percent of a area of bluebonnets was just a major fib. I will not apologize, nonetheless, as I stand by “Artist Perogative”. That is very little in contrast to these churches! A tour of the “Painted Churches” is a should see any time of calendar year but specifically for the duration of Bluebonnet year. They are found in the communities of Dubina, Large Hill, Praha, and Ammannsville which dot the Centeral Texas Hill Region. Modeled following the ancient gothic cathedrals of Europe, they have been crafted and adorned by Czech, German and Austrian immigrants through the 18th and early 19th century. When the exteriors are charming, nothing can put together you for the elaborate interiors. Swooping cherubs, intricate designs of flowers, faux marble pillars and trompe l’oeil make for a fantasy planet of sheer delight! So if I informed a tiny visible fib, these very poor immigrant artisans painted a Whopper! This helps make them some of the most awe-inspiring illustrations of the abundant cultures imigrants bring to our honest state and a address for any art or record fanatic. Place it on your checklist of exciting items to do someday this year!