Amy's art in progress.
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12.29.2010 >>>My first two paintings of 2011 will be having to do with the Alamo.  I have been asked to make some work for a show at The Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio.  It is the official hotel of the Alamo.  The show will be up for the big celebration for the 175th Anniversary of the Alamo! So exciting! 


Here is my first idea for the Alamo art show.  (A very rough sketch) It will have a big cannon in the foreground and be based on the famous quote that was the motto of the Texian rebels during the war.  This quote was said at the Battle of Gonzalez, but I thought that it captures the bravery of the men that were slaughtered by Santa Anna at the Alamo.  Their deaths served as inspiration to Sam Houston and his men as they won Texans their freedom from Mexico and made Texas a country.  (I have since then decided to get rid of the text in the painting...) 


And I'm off...



I added some sky and clouds today and started fiddling with the windows and columns.



I sketched out the columns more today.  I also started adding the cannon.


I started working on the stones today.



I added some more orange to the bottom of the cannon and also made the wheels a bit darker.  I also finished painting the shapes of the stones and I began the front of the Alamo's details.


I worked on the columns and the front of the Alamo more today.


I added some stones to the front of the Alamo today.


I added more stones to the front.  I also added details to the side and the building in the background.


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"It just got too hard." "It's supposed to be hard, if it wasn't hard 
everyone would do it.  The hard is what makes it great." 
- Jimmy in League of Their Own talking to 
Dottie about quitting baseball.