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Guadalupe River Austin Art | archival print of my original painting of the Texas Hill Country in Gruene TX | Kayak Fishing Art | Texas Art | size options | 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 14" | 16" x 20" | 30" x 40"

"Cypress Trees on Guadalupe River," Size Options*," signed fine art print on archival paper.
**Please read details for each size.


Do you have winter memories on Texas rivers? I love the wooded areas and rivers that run through Texas, like the Guadalupe River banked with Cypress trees and running through small town Gruene, Texas. All the light that filters through the oaks and cypress trees and changes the sky colors that come through like stain glass windows, especially in the morning light or at dusk. When morning light filters through all that tree moss it feels magical to me. To get inspired for this painting, I woke up at the crack of dawn to capture the morning light hitting this river and meet the fisherman fishing in their kayaks. I love the quiet of these places in nature, and I painted this painting hoping to capture that quiet beauty. One collector of this print calls this her swamp mermaid print, and I kind of like that description too. I like to paint all the lines that reflect on the moving water. This painting was inspired by the view from the Gruene Crossing looking east. If you've crossed that bridge, fished in kayaks or tubed on the Guadalupe River near Gruene, Texas, you know this spot. If you don't know this spot, add it to your places in Texas to travel to see.

I really love hearing how my prints connect to people. If you have a story of this print, or of a place like this, I'd love to hear it.

NOTE: the larger 30x40 size print is a Limited-Edition print that takes 1 week to ship, and will be signed with a number and a signature in pencil. I'll update shipping time after you place an order.


Each print is printed with archival ink and on archival fine art paper, and is hand signed.


8.5 x 11 Signed Fine Art Prints (A4 Paper)

- Giclee print on archival quality fine art paper.

- Paper size 8.5" x 11"

- Image size 8" x 10.5"

- Expect a .5" white border.

- Signed in archival safe ink.

11 x 14 Signed Fine Art Prints:

- Giclee print on archival quality fine art paper.

- Paper size 11" x 14"

- Image size 9" x 12."

- Expect a 1" white border.

- Signed in archival safe ink.

16 x 20 Signed Fine Art Prints:

- Giclee print on archival quality fine art paper.

- Paper size 16" x 20"

- Image size 14" x 18"

- Expect a 1" white border.

- Signed in archival safe ink.

30 x 40 Signed Fine Art Prints, Limited-Run Number & Signed Print out of 300.

- Giclee print on archival quality fine art paper.

- Paper size 30" x 40"

- Image size 26" x 36."

- Expect a 2" white border.

- Signed in pencil, and numbered out of 300.


Packaged neatly and carefully inside a clear, acid-free archival bag, to ensure safe shipping, shipped rolled in a 3" wide tube. Free domestic shipping within the USA.

UPDATE: I am noticing shipping delays right now with USPS. Upgrade shipping if you have a deadline for this print.

Shipping Upgrades:

If you would like faster shipping, there are shipping upgrades available. UPS seems to get the print there much faster right now than USPS. If you need something faster than my options, please message me. Thank you!


I’m Courtney! Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I have spent my life wandering through the woods of the Texas Hill Country, tubing it’s rivers, boot scoot’n in its dance halls and exploring this great state with so much diverse beauty. I travel out to the high deserts of West Texas as often as I can to see the night skies in the darkest place in North America and soak up the big skies and desert landscape.

I started oil painting when I was 9 and haven’t stopped. I love to paint places I feel connected to and hope these paintings act as windows for others to feel connected to them too. Nostalgia and mystery are common themes in my work, and “Sehnsucht,” a German word that resonates with me and means an intense yearning we feel especially for the unfinished parts of our life. Often when I paint night lights, or blue flowers, these are all symbols for this word “Sehnsucht.”

Thank you for collecting my work as I explore mystery, nature and human connection through my paintings, mostly in Texas with occasional ramblings to Colorado and New Mexico. Please message me , and introduce yourself! I’d love to learn something about you✨

This image is copyright Courtney Holder 2021. All rights reserved.


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