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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Early Flight or Late Flight?

Depends on whether it's sunrise,  or sunset. YOU decide.
Silhouette of Egret on
New Orleans Lake Pontchartrain.
piling. One of many support remains  from old camps or piers near shores. Most of them destroyed by storms and hurricanes over the years.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Louisiana Brown Pelican

Experimenting with a quick 
impressionistic rendering  
of Louisiana's State bird, the Louisiana  Brown Pelican.
The sky and water was applied with wet on wet pigment  blended onto canvas, with finger, as I have once painted with oil pastels.
#painting #impressionism #LouisianaPelican #Louisianaart #Louisiana #bird #Nola #nolaart

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

French Quarter Hitching Post

As in most of my most paintings in realism , objects Grab and Beg me to paint them. It all starts when  a unique composition of an object framed into my line of of sight  will first grab and hold my attention, and  asethitcally showcase it's negative space, shadows, reflected light, and highlights.
Does  this happen to you too?

A prime example of this is this New Orleans French Quarter hitching post. pressed here. Yet another of many of  in- progress paintings.
In this update I just stained -in a few touches to lightest areas.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cafe Dumonde Napkin and sugar Dispenser

Making  progress along the way to the napkin holder, napkins background iconic green cafe chair and sugar dispenser on the table at Cafe Du Monde .

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cafe Dumonde Sugar dispenser /Napkin holder

Cafe Dumonde Sugar dispenser /Napkin holder

In progress.
Today's pass to address my impatience to get the glass of dispenser washed down from lime to  closer to the  actual color mix of white gray green and ...even hint of pink ...tones of the #Cafedumonde sugar dispenser next to napkin holder. The multiple colors are from reflections and background backlit  sunlight illuminations.
#art #realism updated here and Twitter.com/ralphsongy

Monday, May 12, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Orleans Cafe

In progress. Sessions 8 .
Yet another quick session. Couple of more passes over the guys skin, hair. #figurative #NewOrleans #painting  #Jacksonsquare #Nola #decaturstreet #cafedumonde  #frenchquarter  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cafe Du Monde. Paintings from New Orleans

Session 5
A few more touch ups here and there to what was already applied.
Allowed  the woman's hair to flow more naturally in front of and behind her shoulders. Defined the white lining around the cloth below the merchant's sign, and sketched in a server and applied  the first layer of paint.  #NewOrleans #painting from #Jacksonsquare crossing #decaturstreet to #cafedumonde #bigeasy #FRENCHQUARTER  http://t.co/Y1kxzHlwKF

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Cafe Du Monde
4th session
In progress, Acrylic
painting  of view crossing
Decatur Street, approaching Cafe Du Monde,  leaving the perimeter of Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014