From the vast landscapes to the endless skies, the rugged beauty of West Texas is incredibly inspiring. Photographs from this adventure will be a springboard to more cactus landscapes. Here's a tiny taste of what I found inspirational.
This photo is from Big Bend - Old Maverick Road to be specific.
Needless to say, I was on a cactus hunt. The cacti weren't blooming but I got a lot of great inspirational. I love this blue wall at the Thunderbird hotel as it contracts with the colors of the cacti.
It rained a bit at the beginning of the trip, but once the sun came out the colors were magical. This is the courthouse in Marfa, TX. A new boutique hotel is being built in the center of town and I can hardly wait to return.
I love the old turquoise tile floors in the entrance to the El Cosmico, an 18 acre nomadic hotel and campground in Marfa, TX.
We continued our travels west and stayed for several nights at the Gage Hotel. Built in 1927, by architect Henry Trost the hotel is full of charm and maintained to perfection.
The entrance to the Gage Hotel is beautiful but old tile on the stairs are especially unique.
This white stucco wall, bright green curling tree branches, iron gate, and shadows are details from the Captain Shepard House, named after Captain Albion E. Shepard the founder of Marathon, Texas - 1820.
The Gage hotel is well maintained and extensive thought went into every detail.
On our drive we stopped in Alpine. I snapped this picture of concrete design and especially appreciate the color choice.
Hopefully this gave you a little taste and you'll want to see the rugged beauty that West Texas has to offer. Read my previous post on Marfa.
* All of these photos, taken by me, are from our family's Spring Break adventure to West Texas.
Sharing the process of a painterly approach to art, wallcoverings, and textiles.