30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
“At Kemah, Texas”
10″ x 8″ Original watercolor and ink painting on watercolor paper.
I love Kemah, Texas; all the rides, the restaurants, the palm trees, Galveston Bay, the gaudy lights, the music, the Boardwalk, happy people on boats heading out for a day of fun on the Bay, the fragrant Oleander trees, the sounds of laughter and a few screams coming from the roller coaster, the coffee shop, the picturesque stores….all of it.
But I have fond memories of the Kemah that was…before all that; the quiet little town, the cattails along the shore, the shabby bait shops, the old boats mixed in with the occasional new and flashy ones, a restaurant perched on rickety posts right on the edge of the Bay…all of it.
My father was an artist and we often took sketching/photo trips to collect references for his paintings and Kemah was a favorite spot.
I’m lucky to remember and love those days and thoroughly enjoy the Kemah of today…at the same time…all of it.
Oh very pretty, I love it. That was a fun day.
Karen, Let’s go down there again soon. Yes, that was a fun day, as usual, with all of you. Thanks.
I remember those old wooden restaurants. Took my parents there and buying shrimp, very fresh shrimp.
Kathy, Do you remember Key Largo? It was our favorite “old wooden” restaurant. We went with our family, when our eldest grandchildren were still small. I wish I would have taken photos at the time. The outside stairway up to the front door was about to fall down from age and weather.