This painting I’m working on (above) is inspired (again) by a photograph of Frank Relle’s (see below). I did a more impressionistic version of it this time, and changed the colors a little. If you’re ever in New Orleans, you owe it to yourself to check out his gallery on Royal St. After much deliberation and consultation with some of my friends, I decided not to put leaves on my version of it. I like the drama of it. This was a really fun painting to do, and I may do some other impressionistic versions of it before all is said and done. Maybe the next one will have leaves.