Here I was this weekend, in the midst of the gorgeous Texas capital of Austin, surrounded by succulents, cacti, red tile roofs, big blue sky, Spanish-influenced architecture and aesthetic, and so on, and what do I gravitate towards? An Art Deco fountain, created by the Italian born sculptor Pompeo Coppini! As you may know, I've got a thing for fountains and water. Mind you, I had only a scant day and a half there on a trip with my daughter C. I would have drawn other, more typically Austinian things, I'm sure, had I had more time! (Click on images to see detail.)
I do have another chance soon to address Spanish subject matter, though---I leave for Barcelona this Wednesday with my husband, back in a week. The trip is his birthday present from me. I hear they have fountains in Barcelona ;D. And Gaudis and Picassos and gardens and flamenco dancers and.... .
Hasta la vista!