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Monday, November 28, 2011

Added a sail boat to the Lake Pontchartrain painting. 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What has been a very slow progress towards completion, the egret has finally been blocked - in

Thursday, October 20, 2011

One day recently in taking photos for future painting projects, in an instant I had noticed a photo op .Ever since, one of those pictures captured started an obsession with painting and completing it, to the exclusion of all other simultaneous unfinished pieces. Here is where I am with it now

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Marsh Painting,16 x 20 on canvas

More layers and new work on foreground.
Additional layers to follow and decision as to whether or not  to include the egret in this painting, or just start another painting ,
as the storm in this piece has taken over as the focal point.
The decision was made to go forward  with Egret .

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The background to the marsh painting is nearly completed.
I have revised it to include details of the cumulonimbus thunderstorm clouds, clustered in the distance.
The far end of the clouds from this vantage point  fade into the distance near the horizon.
The beveled look  to the  horizon is not actually painted that way.
Will adjust and correct to true view in the in the  image software at next posting.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Louisiana marsh study

Through this study, getting down the basics of tone, color, sky - water marsh, and background, for a marsh landscape, that might include an Egret

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Orleans Streetcar

Acrylic on canvas.
An  old favorite of tourists and locals.  A work in progress view  of this  impressionistic New Orleans Street car. So far several layers applied to emphasize dark an light tones. Have applied several highlights.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lake Pontchartrain

Decided to take the Lake Pontchartrain painting to a whole new level.
I've added waves in the foreground, which then necesitated  adjustments to the background, reflective
more of a churning lake, underneath breezy conditions.
Click on image for a larger view of waves.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lake Pontchartain sky/seascape

Finally getting the sky -cloud look striving for in this in progress  
16 x 20 canvas, piece  on Lake Pontchartrain.
The photo for this piece  is looking north out onto the lake on
New Orleans' Lakefront seawall.
Back to starting over on the water. so the water shows only the 
under painting in this stage. I might ad a sailboat in the distance before 
calling it done.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lake Pontchartrain

First in  a series of Paintings centered around  Lake Pontchartrain
Acrylic  on 16 x 20 " canvas