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Corpus Christi

I find the scenery around my adopted hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas to have a subtle grandeur.  Here are a few works inspired by the city and the surrounding area.  Selecting a work will take you to a larger image on an affiliate website where available print sizes may be found and prints may be purchased. 
Downtown from Lower Broadway
16 x 20
Corpus Christi Cathedral 2
12 x 12

William Street
16 x 20

I worked more with the vanishing point in this for a sense of depth. I like the sense of tranquility it conveys because of the blue and green, but the contrasting touches of red and orange keep the work from being visually boring.  A nice touch I like to use whenever possible is a small, contrasting bit of a single color to draw the eye to an out of the way spot so that the eye keeps moving around the picture.  In this instance I used the bright yellow of the streetlight against the blue sky and green trees.  The black woman in the black dress adds a contrast in tones with the otherwise bright scene.

Corpus Christi Bayfront
24 x 36


This is one of my favorite works because of its simple yet effective composition.  It is essentially three fields of color: cool blue and green separated by a light, warm yellow to contrast with both.  The center foreground is dominated by four buildings forming a pyramidal mass and which lead the eye to the vanishing point at street's end right.

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Mirador

Mirador
11 x 14

"Mirador" is the Spanish name for one of these gazebo-like structures situated along the Corpus Christi Bayfront.  Each contains a plaque commemorating some aspect of the city's history.

 

 

 

Cathedral 1
Corpus Christi Cathedral #1
11 x 14
Indian Point Pier
Sunrise at Indian Point Pier
12 x 18

 

Corpus Christi Bay 1
Corpus Christi Bay 1
13 x 22
Corner of Water and Starr
16 x 20
Corpus Christi Bayfront
Corpus Christi Marina
Corpus Christi Marina
12 x 12
Water Street 1 (available up to 16" x 20")
Corner of William and Chaparral
Water Street 1
16 x 20


 

 

 

 

 

Cathedral 2

 

Corner of Water and Starr
Downtown from Lower Broadway
Water Street 2
Water Street 2
16 x 20
The towers
The Towers
16 x 20
Lawrence Street
Lawrence Street
16 x 20
Corner of Chaparral and William (available up to 18" x 24")

Corner of Chaparral and William #2
18 x 24

This is of the same corner as in "Corner of Chaparral and William" above (you can see the bright red and green building low center right) and in "Chaparral Street #1", but taken from a couple of hundred feet farther south on Chaparral.  In the distance can be seen Shoreline Plaza 1, which is also known as "the towers" and which can be seen in several of my works on this page.

Downtown in yellow (available up to 12" x 18")
Corpus Christi in Blue
Corpus Christi in Blue
12 x 18

Chaparral 1 (available up to 12" x 18")
Chaparral Street #1
12 x 18
Chaparral and William
Sunset over Shoreline Drive (available up to 12" x 18")
Sunset over Shoreline Drive
12 x 18
Mesquite and William
Corner of Chaparral and William
12 x 18
Corpus Christi Bayfront in Yellow
12 x 18
Corner of Mesquite and William
16 x 20


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corpus Christi Cathedral #3
Corpus Christi Cathedral #3

9x12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oleander Point in Cole Park on Corpus Christi Bay

12x18
Oleander Point, Corpus Christi Bay