Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lake Martin Hide Away

I was at Lake Martin one day taking pictures and found a Bed and Breakfast in the area called Maison Madeleine.  I took quite a few pictures on the property.  Behind the main house is this quaint little archway where one can view this little cabin.  It's such a tranquil place.

"Lake Martin Hide Away"
(8 x 8 - oil on canvas panel)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunflower Fun

Sunflowers are still on my mind.  It looks as though I will just keep painting them until I am satisfied.  This painting is painted from a silk flower I have and a little jar I had laying around.  I used my imagination for this and my artistic editing license.  Sometimes I think this is harder to do because you have to kind of make it up as you go along.

"Sunflower Fun"
(5 x 7 - oils on panel)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Feelings Cafe

The "Feelings Cafe" is located on Chartres Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.  It is advertised to be one of the most romantic restaurants in New Orleans with a piano bar, beautiful courtyard and wonderful atmosphere.

My oldest son, Jason, asked me to paint this restaurant because it is a special place for he and his wife, Kristen.  Jason proposed to Kristen there.

When I went on my quest for a photograph of the building to paint from, I didn't do my homework and he forgot to mention to me it was the inside courtyard area he wanted.  Well,  you guessed it, I took pictures of the outside...oops.  That is where my artistic editing license came into play.  I went ahead and painted the outside and plan to return another day for photographs of the inside.

But....doesn't it look really romantic from the outside?

"Feelings Cafe"
(8 x 8 - oil on panel)

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I was with my friend, Sissy, at her home in False River when I took a photograph of her sweet dog Max.  Max is up in age and very special family friend.  He likes to sit on the top of the stairs and enjoy the view.

(5 x 7 - original oil on panel)