“Fortune Follows The Brave”: Texian Army Reenactment Scene Painting

"Fortune Follows the Brave" 11x14" Acrylic. A scene from the Folk Fest in Columbus, TX in the Texian Army campground.
“Fortune Follows the Brave” 11×14″ Acrylic. A scene from the Folk Fest in Columbus, TX in the Texian Army campground.

In the Columbus Folk Fest, there’s a reenactment campground of Texian Soldiers (Sam Houston’s army) and Mexican Soldiers (Santa Anna’s army).  I’m no history buff, but sitting there painting in the campground, I got a sense of what it must of been like with everyone dressed in period uniforms and talking as if the Texas Revolution was happening at the moment.  This scene was in the morning when an actor was brewing up something (coffee?) in the fire, obliged to pose for a bit.  Later, the owners of the wagon passed by and bought it! (Thanks Mrs. Brown and Ernesto!)  It so happens the slogan on the wagon sign is an important family saying for them. They own a lodge in LaGrange, (Texana Trails & Lodge) and invited me up for a free night to paint around the lodge area sometime in November of December.  Can’t wait.  It has views of the famous Monument Hill bluff area that’s a historic park, also known by the Kreiche Brewery.  Great day!

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2 thoughts on ““Fortune Follows The Brave”: Texian Army Reenactment Scene Painting”

  1. Not a bad slogan for an artist, as well. I’m all over it. You plunge yourself into challenges heartily, and have certainly fortified my beliefs, that “nothing ventured is nothing gained”; You’re certainly not going to discover your fortune by staying home. So that’s my new mantra: GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! Once again, great job Stephen!

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