Along the beach at Freeport, TX a little further up the coast there's a section of sandy road that parallels the beach front and this view is from that area during a really foggy day. You had to be real careful driving as the fogged literally rolled in and swamped the beach front.
"Afta Shave" smells good, cheap, but yeah smells good. This would be good one to hang on the wall in your bathroom area or hallway, but just a suggestion.
Here's a little fun skit about 'Afta Shave' I wrote, enjoy!!
At Lord Ospuray's Manor in Upper Edinburgh on the eve of the Quartet Ensemble of Bedford who will be performing at the most luxurious Murray Hall. The Lords restroom. Mr. Watson enters as Lord Ospuray finishes his shave.
"May I suggest some after shave my good Sir?"
"Why quite so, a bit rough shave Watson. Need something to tackle this most dismal shave. Do remind me Watson to put a word with that chap, Hendricks, on sharpening my razor."
"Yes Sir, indeed Sir. How about the Green then Sir?"
"The Green? What happened to the Roget and Gallet!?"
"Oh Sir! Lord Byron was seen buying the Green at the......"
"Lord Byron, you say?!"
"Yes! Yes! The Esso just down the block on the corner. They call it ''Afta Shave', my good sir. They dropped the 'er' and put an 'a' instead. 'Afta,... Shave.'"
"I do say Watson, smashing smell it is, and a plus, no burn. Jolly good!! Quick Watson, we must not waste time the ladies do await. Bring the mini around and..."
Late night painting until the wee hours. I've painted a couple paintings in low light situations and I think this one is up there as a good one. Sometimes things catch my eye around the house that I think would make a nice painting and this was one on the list.
Most of Galveston's beach front is, well, a sandy beach. There is a small section along the seawall that turns to a rocky area, large granite stones that are right at the foot of the Seawall. This view isn't to far from that area near the 61st pier.
With the many painting's I've done of surf, there's day's I say to myself "Is there anything more to paint involving just surf"?. Some day's it seems the same, but a day like today got me going again. Here's to some evening surf at Freeport, Texas. Freeport, by the way, is just south of Galveston. You have to go down a nice stretch of the coast on Galveston Island, cross over a toll bridge over San Luis Pass and then on to Freeport. Freeport's surf tends to be bigger than Galveston do to the deeper waters closer to shore.
Your at the beach, wading through the surf, in whatever you have on at that time, and enjoying every second. As the waves wash pass the cool water splashes your clothes. A little chilly compared to the heat of the summer day. The colder water closer to the sandy bottom swirls around your legs and feet. This causes your feet to sink in every so slowly after each wave rushes past. Stand in one place to long and you might get stuck, feet submerged under silty bottom. When the next wave washes past you fall off balance and become totally soaked. Ah, now your in for it. You might as well stay.
In this series I'll be painting the Dunes on Galveston Island. If you would like to purchase one of these paintings email me. Prices are set at $300 each plus shipping and insurance. Three month payment plan is available. Each painting is on Belgian Linen which I really like painting on.
Just want to say Happy 4th of July everyone. Right now it's rainy cats and dogs with lightning and thunder like no other day this year. Summer brings the best out of the storms. Quick note the British aren't on this beach must have landed somewhere else, lol.
One of the lesser known ways I paint, abstract, or leaning towards it. This one was fun, will do more of this in the future. Naming paintings has became a challenge after all of the paintings I've painted. However some just flow with names, this one, "The Cuban" stuck out like a sore thumb to me. Reminded me of those old vehicles still driven to this day over in Cuba. The man in his white, Cuban made clothes, staring into the distant horizon where sea meets sky.