11x14 original watercolor
This was inspired by a photo my aunt took in Corpus Christi, TX. As I have mentioned before, my aunt spends a lot of time fishing and has plenty of tall tales. She also is a photographer and takes many photos of the bay in Corpus Christi. This Monday is her birthday, too, so Happy Birthday Aunt!
One of the benefits of living in Corpus Christi is the fresh shrimp one can buy right off the shrimp boats when they come in at the T-heads. I will explain T-heads in a later post. Anyway, my aunt often buys fresh shrimp to cook along side her catch.
This scene had a lot going on which I edited out if you can believe. There were many more posts for the pier as well as many more birds. I am not sure if those are pelicans or some kind of crane. Behind the boat is the seawall lined with palm trees and part of downtown Corpus Christi. Originally, I did not have the buildings in the background. They are present in the photo. I added the buildings after a day or so, just a hint. The painting seemed incomplete without them. I feel much more comfortable having them in the painting. If you ever get a chance, go to Corpus Christi and eat some fresh seafood at any of the restaurants downtown or on the t-heads, then after, you must get a snow cone with a scoop of ice cream on top and walk the seawall!!! The stories I can tell you that happen on the seawall.......
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