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.