Saturday, March 30, 2013

A San Antonio institution

Dear Blog followers,

Once again I am apologizing for the long delay since my last posting.  It was because my old computer died and the new one has Windows 8 on it and I have still not figured out how to get it to download images from my camera.  So I went out and got me a new old computer with Windows 7 on it and have had no trouble at all getting the camera to download images.  Hmmmph.

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

This painting is one I talked about long ago, as one I did plein air as a demo for a group from the Trinity Art League.  The building is the No. 1 Pump House for the San Antonio water system from back in the 1800's.  It no longer functions, of course, and is in dire need of repair but the overgrowth and original architecture make it very paintable.  For years I thought it was a boathouse.  Not.

The painting has worked out well for me as it won Artist of the Month  back last summer at the Coppini Academy of fine art, and then went on to vie for Artist of the Year for the same institution.  I didn't win that title, but the painting was very well received.  Again, it's an oil on gessoed board, 8x10 in size.  I hope you like it.


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