As I finalize all the necessary goodies in my work bag I am almost ready for my 6th Houston Via Colori. In the last six years I’ve created seven street paintings for the Center for Hearing and Speech at the Houston Via Colori, a festival of temporary street art where hundreds of artists give their talent to create beautiful and colorful masterpieces that will only last the weekend.
In past paintings I’ve created squares of different sizes: 6 x 6; 8 x 8; 10 x 10; and 13 x 13. The first year I created a marsh scene typical of our coastal terrain. I then went classical to recreate details of well-known paintings and even sculpture. Last year I did a self-portrait in a classical vein.
The Shackouls Family Foundation is the sponsor of my 10 ft. by 10 ft. square this year. I’ll be located in the Piazzas (square A10), between City Hall and the Houston Public Library, on the library side. I will be recreating one of the illustrations from my book, The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant adapted especially for Via Colori.
The weather should be fantastic for a fall weekend of art.