I traveled to Johnson City in March and found inspiration at the LBJ Ranch. The Pedernales River dominated the landscape with its beauty. After several photographs, I headed home to paint in my studio. I wanted to capture the newness of the plant growth, the movement of the water, and the softness of the spring colors. I painted two scenes from either side of the bridge when you first enter the ranch, and they are entitled: Early Spring on the Pedernales and Near Johnson City in March.