Tuesday, May 18, 2010
SAN ANTONIO ICONS
"San Antonio River Bridge" 9" x 12" oil/linen
Sometimes so much attention gets
paid to the missions in San Antonio
that the Riverwalk bridges get overlooked
as painting subjects. This one, in particular,
is in shadow most of the day because it is
sandwiched between two highrise hotels.
When it gets around noontime the stonework
in the bridge lights up for about thirty
minutes before it quietly drifts back
I have painted this bridge three or four times.
It is in a high traffic area so I stand in a
garden away from the sidewalk right below
the Little Rhine Steakhouse.The steakhouse
patrons have a perfect viewing of me painting.
Not a good time to produce a junker.