Julian’s Marsh

A friend sent me a group of photos of a marsh in Louisiana where he goes duck hunting, so I did this painting for him. Louisiana has some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country and are among my favorite subjects to paint.

Pastel reflections

This was my first painting of 2019 and it just happened to be my first commission of the year as well.  A photograph by John Snell, newsperson and photographer of Louisiana, is once again the inspiration for my painting.

Alberi Estivi

I sent this one as a gift to my dear friend and New Orleans chanteuse extraordinaire, Leigh Harris, aka Little Queenie, when she was very ill with cancer.  We lost her, but her spirit lives on in everyone who ever listened to her sing.

Belle Bayou

This painting, inspired by a John Snell photograph, was featured at Hotel Tango on Virginia Ave., near Fountain Square in Indianapolis on First Friday, September 7, 2018.  It is now in my bedroom where I see it first thing every morning and I just can’t sell it!

Sailboats

I grew up in New Orleans and my grandparents lived just a block from Lake Pontchartrain.  This reminds me of childhood days, looking at the sailboats from the sun parlor upstairs.  Sold!

We Didn’t Start The Fire

This is another one that was part of my solo exhibit at IU Methodist Hospital, in the art gallery located in the lobby of the hospital. I was so thrilled to be asked to participate in this project. I can’t think of a better use for a hospital lobby than an art gallery. This painting is now in my dining room and it warms me up every day.

We Didn’t Start The Fire

After a few months of being tired, ill and unmotivated, I’ve been working on some big paintings lately and this one was inspired by a smaller one I did a couple of years ago that’s still one of my personal favorites.  I really like the 36 x 36 size and it’s hanging over my sofa in my newly painted den/kitchen/great room until it goes to my upcoming exhibit.  What do you think?

Oak Trees on the Shore

This is from a photograph by an old friend and accomplished photographer, Colleen Kerrigan.  These are live oaks along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico in Pass Christian, Mississippi.  Live oaks are evergreen and don’t lose their leaves so they look like this always!  They can live for hundreds of years and the old ones are huge and majestic.  This now lives in home of some family members.

Crooked Cypress

I’ve mentioned before how much I love Frank Relle’s photographs.  This one took my breath away. I was so excited to paint this, and thank you again, Mr. Relle, photographer extraordinaire, for your generosity of spirit!