At Kemah, Texas

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Day 24

24-At Kemah, Texas

“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.

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4 thoughts on “At Kemah, Texas

    • 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.

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