I headed out Wednesday, April 30th to meet friends in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. After walking and driving the area, we settled on a spot behind St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. This beautiful church was built in 1880 on 140 arpents of land donated by Charles Smith. The Church was named after Mr. Smith's patron saint, Charles Borromeo.
This picture is from the rear of the church. What you are looking at is the bell tower, which was built in 1886. The Jesuit graveyard is in the foreground.
I walked around the area taking pictures of the beautiful grounds and architecture before settling down to paint a chunk of the tower.
We were visited by many interesting people. One of the visitors who spent some time with us was Brother John Puza, a Jesuit Brother, born in Pennsylvania. Brother John, who lives down the lane we were painting on, had some wonderful stories to tell. I really enjoyed my visit with him and took this picture of him as he headed back home.
Below is my completed painting...a chunk of the bell tower I took home with me.
Happy Painting Y'all!