Red Goose Shoes Revisited, Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas

Red Goose Shoes, Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas

After a two-week hiatus, it was meaningful to return to the studio early on a Sunday morning and pick up the brush once again.  Throughout my childhood, Red Goose Shoe Stores were abundant, and recently I have made attempts to render these abandoned store fronts in watercolor.  An earlier example from this year may be found at the following site:  https://davidtripp.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/memory-lane-trautweins-red-goose-shoes-on-gravois-st-louis-missouri/ which is located on the south side of St. Louis.

The one I began this morning may be found in downtown Fort Worth on Sundance Square.  The store is no longer viable, neither is the theater next door.  Nevertheless the shells remain intact and splendid for anyone interested in viewing them.  This particular watercolor is mid-sized, measuring about 18 x 14″.  There were plenty of errands to run today, thus my time on this piece was constantly interrupted.  Nevertheless, I would say that I have probably invested about three hours total time in it, and hopefully can put in much more tomorrow during Labor Day.  School began two weeks ago (we reported for duty three weeks ago) and unfortunately I have put in zero work on watercolor since reporting.  But now that I have begun a new piece, I’m confident that the art work will pick up once again and gather some momentum.

I had the profound pleasure of meeting two other watercolorists who just happen to live in my neighborhood–Carolyn Collum and her mother Grace.  They dropped by my studio for a visit and to talk business concerning Kennedale’s Art in the Park festival coming up next spring.  I was overwhelmed at the quality of work they brought for me to see, and enjoyed showing them the pieces I still have here in my home.  We had the privilege of passing a couple of pleasant hours of conversation over coffee and tea.

Bill Ryan, proprietor of the Weiler House Fine Art Gallery, also stopped by to pick up more work for my One-Man Show which opens next Saturday, September 10.  (http://www.weilerhousefineart.com).  I had no idea how exciting it would be, wrapping up the final installment of framed paintings and loading them into the back of his SUV.  The walls around my house are quite blank now, but I cannot wait to see the opening of the show.  I estimate that there will be more than twenty framed watercolors on display, and at least a dozen more matted.

Thanks for reading.  It’s a joy to be painting again.  I’ve been away too long.

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