Julian Onderdonk: Bluebonnets at Dawn, North of San Antonio (1915)

JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922), Bluebonnets at Dawn, North of San Antonio, signed ‘-Julian Onderdonk-‘ (lower left) oil on canvas laid down on masonite, 29 3⁄4 x 40 in. (75.6 x 101.6 cm.), Painted in 1915. Image Source: Christie’s

“Hailed as “Texas’ Greatest Artist,” Julian Onderdonk is considered the state’s most celebrated early 20th century painter for his glorious depictions of bluebonnets, the state flower. Field of Bluebonnets is an archetypal example of Onderdonk’s celebrated landscapes which earned him the nicknamed the “Bluebonnet Painter.””

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. gabychops says:

    Thank you, Sunny, for the beautiful vision of spring! Inspiring panter!


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  2. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful interpretation of our state flower. It’s interesting to think about it being painted a century ago; it’s fun to think about him working en plein air.

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    1. Yes! I am looking forward to learning more about his other paintings, too. 🙂🌺

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  3. Beautiful perspective on this painting!

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    1. Good morning, Sheila! He captures the scene much as I remember years ago in the hill country of Texas. 🙂🌺


    2. Ana Daksina says:

      Yes, right down with the pedestrian. Here again, as with the recent forest painting, I can practically feel the mist on my face!

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  4. Dee says:

    This painting evokes memories of Lady Bird Johnson and her beautification campaign, which contributed to the proliferation of the wildflowers we see along many of our national highways and byways.

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    1. I think we should continue her beautification campaign! Thanks, Dee. 🙂🌺


  5. It’s April 7, and a wanderer in central Texas today can still see similar sights.

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    1. Nothing short of spectacular – as your photos always confirm. 😎


  6. Colour, colour, colour 😍!

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