Friday, March 25, 2011

Langford General Store - Big Bend National Park

The Painting - Revisiting an older work from around 1997. This watercolor (14"x18" on 300# Waterford) was created in-studio - the Langford General Store ruins in Big Bend Texas, built circa 1927. This former store/post office is literally in the middle of nowhere, but was a stopping point for visitors seeking the healing waters from local hot springs. Springs That still exist today. A non-native palm tree shades the structure and was probably planted there in the 30s judging from old photos. I've got to figure that this palm must be living off of some underground spring since it's not exactly tropical in this part of Texas.

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