In March 2016 I’ve spend 20 days in texan town of Corpus Christi. My friend and wonderful painter, Katarina Janeckova Walshe, who lives here with her husband, invited me generously for three weeks artist in residency stay in her house and studio.
Corpus Christi is located on a lagoon and near the sea,so
there is an abundance of birds, fish, and other wildlife. I could spend hours watching water-birds directly from
Katarina’s terrace, where I was painting as well.
I could observe and draw white ibis, white and brown p
elicans, four different kinds
of egrets and herons, all looking for food in shallow waters of the Laguna Madre.
We went as well to a birding place in Port Aransas, on Padre Island, where there lives alligators, roseate spoonbills and other rare kinds of birds.
We decided to make a road trip to west Texas, spending two night in border-town Fort Davis with it’s dramatic history, visiting Marfa, where Donald Judd use to have his studios, which are
now a museum, and spending another
two nights near the ghost town Terlingua, in a trailer-house in the middle of the desert.
Three girls alone in the desert was the subject of the large painting I made after our return
to the coast.
And than, as well, I painted pelicans, tropical mantis, our dog Raley, and other small stories from
weeks artist-marriage with Katarina in Texas.
Thank you Katka :).
Texan Black Bird