Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Deep Eddy Bath House

6 X 8 Oil on Canvas.  Deep Eddy Pool is a historic, man-made swimming pool in Austin, Texas, United States. Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and has a bathhouse built during the Depression-era, by the Works Progress Administration. The pool began as a swimming hole in the Colorado River, became a resort in the 1920s, and is today a popular swimming pool operated by the City of Austin.

Last night Nina messaged me about painting this morning. I know everyone was thinking I gave up painting but I haven't. I painted today. Plein air even...

We decided to go to Deep Eddy because Nina thought we might get the West Nile Virus if we went to Bull Creek. I am very happy to have gotten out of the house before the heat of the day and painted. Hopefully, soon we will be out of the 100 degree weather!

2 comments:

scott davidson said...

How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience.
Wahooart.com, the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and grey, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWU7F
, that I have now hanging in my study. I can spend a long time looking at this elusive image that takes me to some other place not in this world.

Karen Bruson said...

Nice color choices.