The Blanco River, by Molly O’Halloran

The Blanco River, by Molly O_Halloran

Photograph: Molly O’Halloran. “This was created using pen, ink and watercolor. The map’s primary focus, inked and washed in blue, is the 84-mile twisting length of the Texas’s Blanco river, including all its tributaries.”

This picture captured me. The act of hand-drawing and painting a map must tap into deep reserves of disciplined obsession. I live toward the bottom of the Guadalupe-Blanco Watershed. When it rains heavily up country it’s possible the mighty Wadi-Loopy may come a-calling on my front lawn. Hasn’t happened since October ’98, but we live in loopy times!

[Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.]

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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