Friday, September 11, 2015

Marsh Island Tug

This tug boat was one I photographed while boat riding with my husband on the Vermilion River south of Abbeville, Louisiana.  Huge as it is, it's an inland waters tug boat.

A little tidbit of information:

Marsh Island is an uninhabited low-lying marshy island of a little under 100 acres in Iberia Parish between Vermilion Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This island is mostly treeless and contains the Marsh Island Wildlife Refuge.

Here is an aerial photograph of Marsh Island, LA (copied and pasted from Google Maps)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Street Sweeper

Hi Everyone,
I haven't painted much this week because I had knee surgery (scope).  It's been a struggle but I'm getting better every day.  I did manage to produce this tiny 8 x 8 painting of a street sweeper.

I was walking around downtown Lafayette, Louisiana taking photos in the early spring when I spotted this street sweeper doing its thing and snapped a couple of quick shots.  I don't know why but I always get a little thrill when I see these machines working a street.

I tried to keep this painting loose and concentrated on having fun with it.  Can you see the man in there driving the sweeper?

"Street Sweeper"
8 x 8 - oils
gallery wrap canvas

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Crosby Tarpon

This studio painting is of an old workboat, The Crosby Tarpon, who sadly is being laid to rest and sold for scrap metal.  I painted this boat from a photo taken of it docked at the scrapyard located in Morgan City, Louisiana.

These massive boats always intrigue me.  I often wonder what their stories would tell about where they have been, what they have seen and the stories of the workers who have traveled on them.  It makes me sad to see one go, but I guess everything has an end sometime...out with the old and in with the new.

"The Crosby Tarpon"
14 x 18 - oils

This artwork is for sale and can be purchased on my website: