Archive for the ‘Mineola Texas’ Category

Red Pride Ford in Mineola TX

November 17, 2012

Red Pride Ford in Mineola Texas
During 2012 Fall SWS Fall Paintout
This was located on old highway 80
Watercolor on Paper
$600 original, $75 Prints


Mineola Texas Grain Silo, West of Town

October 21, 2012

Mineola Grain Silos
SWS October 2012 Paint-out
18″w x 12″t
Award :  First Place

SWS Fall Paint-Out in Mineola Texas
Thirty two people showed up, including nineteen painters.  Some arrived Friday morning to get an early start.  That evening we gathered at Holly Lake Ranch for pulled pork and ribs with home made pie for desert.  Some of us warmed ourselves in front of a chiminea on the deck and watched a crescent moon sink behind tall pines.  Others enjoyed the cozy comfort of the  cabin that tastefully reflects the hospitality of its owners.

Saturday dawned cloudy and cool, as artists spread out all over town.  Some painted landscapes at the nature area near the Sabine River or searched out forest rimmed lakes and farms.  A red caboose near the AMTRAK station was a favorite subject as were street scenes, alleyways, and historic Victorian homes.

At five o’clock, we met at the Mineola League of the Arts building for wine, cheese, and an exhibit of the day’s work . There were around 100 paintings produced.  The League has transformed an old school into a multipurpose arts facility.  We filled two adjoining classrooms with paintings whose subject matter and treatment proved that creativity knows no bounds. I produced these 6 paintings and was awarded 1st place for “Mineola Grain Silos”

Dinner followed at Paredes Family Restaurant, a local legend with a Mexican/American buffet that left no appetite unfulfilled.  It was a fitting end to a memorable fall paint out in Mineola.  Margarita attended the dinner.
Article by: Walt Davis, SWS, Paint  Out Chair

Mineola Texas Red Caboose

October 21, 2012

Mineola Texas Red Caboose
18″ W X 12″ T
Watercolor on Paper
SWS October 2012 Paint Out in  Mineola Texas
Texas and Pacific Line, Restored Caboose, served Shreveport, Texarkana, El Paso and New Orleans is part of the Mineola Train Station Museum.

Mineola Texas Select Theater

October 21, 2012

SWS October 2012 Paint Out Mineola Texas
18″T x 10″ Wide
Watercolor on Paper
The Select Theater was built is 1886.
The Theater was remodeled in 1948 to add items such as sloping  floors an elevated stage and a 24′ foot tall elevated neon tower. (from the Texas Historical Marker)

Mineola Texas Water Tower and Train Yard

October 21, 2012

SWS October 2012 Fall Paintout Mineola Texas

Mineola Texas Country House

October 21, 2012

SWS 2012 Fall Paintout Mineola Texas


Mineola Texas City Hall

October 21, 2012

SWS Fall Paintout October 2012

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