Texas A&M Press has officially launched our book: The Nueces River: Río Escondido!
The manuscript has gone through copy editing (thank you Patricia Clabaugh and Laurel Anderson) and is now heading to design. Bill has finished all the art work and we’ve assembled all the photos. While there is still much to be done, it is, for the most part out of our hands now! If all goes well, we expect to get copies in hand in spring 2017.
For this book Bill created over 25 new paintings of the Nueces River and its denizens. He’s including an additional dozen or so of older works including etchings, paintings and watercolors. The work is gorgeous. (Not that I’m biased or anything.)
With thanks to all our friends who helped make this journey possible!
Indigo Snake snacking on a rattlesnake.
Oil on canvas
18″ x 28″
Musk Turtle & Fish
Oil on Canvas
18″ x 24″
Top: Neotropical Cormorants, Watercolor on paper, 14″ x 17″
Bottom: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Watercolor on paper, 14″ x 17″
Espantosa, oil on canvas, 36″ x 58″, 2015
Lake Espantosa is an abandoned channel of the nearby Nueces River. Called a resaca or oxbow lake, Espantosa is now dammed. There are lots of alligator gar, and quite likely, a number of gators.
Espantosa has strange tales linked to its dark waters that date back to the Spanish explorers who camped near its banks on the first expeditions across what we now call Texas.
Senna with Coral Snake
Oil on Canvas
16″ x 20″
William B. Montgomery, 2013
Herpetology students & Indigo
Margie Crisp & 7′ Indigo Snake in South Texas. Photo by William B. Montgomery, 2014