Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Galveston Seascape Waves Crashing on Pink Granite Jetty

Still available is this seascape painted from reference photos I shot on my 2008 Galveston vacation before  Hurricane Ike made landfall on September 13 of the same year. This seascape painting is now available for purchase. Scroll down to read more about Hurricane Ike and The 1900 Storm that killed more than 6,000 people on Galveston Island.

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Galveston Seascape: Waves Crashing on Pink Granite Jetty
oil on canvas panel 6 x 8 inches
© Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2008


September 13, 2008: Hurricane Ike was the category 4 storm that convinced the population of Galveston that the city still was not hurricane proof 108 years after the Turn of the Century Storm, although a seawall had been built and many other warning systems were in place. Click here to view the permanent Galveston shoreline changes made by Hurricane Ike. Click here to view the damages to Houston as reported by Centerpoint Energy.

September 8, 1900: In the years before hurricanes were named, the Great Hurricane wiped out Galveston, Texas, and killed over 6,000 people. A few years back, I read Erik Larson's best seller book Isaac's Storm which is still available. I recommend you read this book if you haven't. The book is part historical documentation from the viewpoint of Isaac Cline the Galveston weatherman who tried to warn about the approaching storm and part historical fiction based on narratives told by survivors. I had always heard of the Turn of the Century Storm, but until I read Larson's book I never understood the depth of destruction to the Island and to the people living there. You will never view a hurricane in the same light after reading about The 1900 Storm. Click here to view more information about the Great Hurricane.

As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas™. 

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