Sketching in Galveston

posted by Kennedy Colombo

Last month in Galveston I stopped for a few minutes to sketch this festive arch, using black pen with a watercolor wash. 

Evoking the sailing ships that called on Galveston, this arch by architect Boone Powell was commissioned in 1985 by George and Cynthia Mitchell for the 1986 Mardi Gras celebration and as a salute to the sesquicentennial of Texas Independence. Source.