Impossible Dream Studio

Paint and Puff with Fifth Branch Farms LLC, June 10

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2nd Annual Plein Air Austin Spring Social in Florence

April 8, 2023

The Artists of Plein Air Austin are known for painting in the tradition made famous by the French Impressionists to create artwork “en plein aire” or outdoors in the plain air. This method is from direct observation of life in a rural or urban setting that depicts a subject and  the atmosphere in daylight or nocturne lighting. 

The Artists of PAA hosted a Paint Out at the Vineyard in Florence from 9AM to noon on Saturday April 8th. That afternoon we had a demonstration painting session at the Impossible Dream Studio in Florence. The people who came had a great time. Thank you, Tom, for teaching the class. 

Plein Air painters at the Texas State Capitol building

105 N. Patterson Ave

Florence, Texas 76527

(Exit Business 195, between Killeen and Georgetown)

Hours of Operation

Saturdays: 10am - 5pm

We're still in the start up phase, so we'll be open on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm starting January 8, 2022. When you see the flags flying, we're open. Come on in and visit. For more information about Saturday studio classes, visit the "Classes" page.

Wednesdays: 12-3p; 6-9pm

Lisa Riley Studio: Beginner Watercolor. See "Classes" page for more information...

Why these Flags?

The blue field and yellow star is the 1836-1839 Republic of Texas flag, also known as the Burnet Flag. The other one is the Republic of Florence, which celebrates a local iris that grows on the banks of the Arno River. This flag was adopted in 1251.

Photo of artist, David Borden, standing in front of the "Howdy from Florence" sign.

Florence is on State Highway 195 thirty-four miles north of Austin in northwestern Williamson County. The site was settled in the early 1850s and briefly called Brooksville but had become known as Florence by 1857, when its first post office was established. The origin of this name is uncertain... (learn more)

See pictures from the GRAND OPEING, FEBRUARY 19, 2022