Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shrimp Boats

I have lived in Louisiana almost 40 years now.  There is still
a lot of the state that I am not familiar with.  I love boats, and always
enjoy painting them.  I was able to drive through south Louisiana
this past weekend, and photograph some shrimp boats.  I have
always been interested in them, and they have such charm and

Most of these were around the town of Houma, which is below New
Orleans, in the marsh area of the state.  A couple of them were along
Bayou Teche, closer to Lafayette.  I hope to paint some of them soon.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Works in Progress

I started my Italy sketchbook.  I leave next week.  I used a photo
that I had taken when I was there before.  This is a famous
view from the Acadamia Bridge of the Grand Canal and
the church in the background.
Then I added some watercolor to the page.  Will be using
this technique throughout the book, I think.

I've also been working on this watercolor the last couple of nights.
I have painted her before...I just like her passion and expression.


I will be posting during my trip to Italy, I hope.  I
will be doing some painting and sketching along the way,
and taking lots of photos.  Stay tuned!!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Finished up with Granny

I finished this portrait last week, and was able to
get it to the client before Mother's Day.  She has a very
quirky little smile...I bet she was a character.  I hope the
recipient liked it.