|Cindy painted this in watercolor. It hangs in our den.|
|The Alamo as it appears today in San Antonio|
One of the most important battles was the battle at the Alamo, where approximately 180 Texans and their supporters entrenched themselves against the much larger force of the Mexicans. On March 6, the Mexican army conquered the little mission fortress and killed all of the defenders.
|The monument at San Jacinto commemorates Texas' independence. It rises higher than the Washington monument|
The Alamo has ever since been preserved as a holy shrine.
The above painting hangs in our den. Cindy says it is done in watercolor using dry brush technique on hard surface watercolor board. Of course, it is very special to me. There is one whimsical element to the painting---on the right side, in black robe, stands the spectral figure of a mysterious woman. That woman is Madam Candelaria, rumored to be the only Texas survivor of the battle.
|My wife, Cindy, is an accomplished artist, and painted the above picture of the Alamo in watercolor|