Red Building on Water Street

Visiting downtown Apalachicola, Florida is almost like taking a trip back in time. The buildings along the waterfront have such personality, even though they may be vacant. The huge palm tree in front of this building is what initially caught my attention, but the painting became more about the structure as I worked on it.

Building on Water Street. 12″ x 6″ oil on panel plein air, $250 

 

 

 

 

Florida at Third Street

The brightly colored awnings attracted me to this section of Third Street at Florida. Third at Florida 10″ x 10″ oil on panel, $360 

Every town has a famous or picturesque street, and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana it is Third Street. There are restaurants, bars, and music venues between office buildings which are nearly one hundred years old that have seen several renovations during the last five or so decades. Along the sidewalks are trees and flower beds, outdoor seating for restaurants, and the crosswalk of the street itself is creatively painted. 
Several of us took the opportunity to do some plein air painting downtown on Third Street during the stay at home order. Because so many offices and businesses were closed, we could almost get in the street to paint. Almost. (We may be crazy, but are not stupid.) The brightly colored awnings got my attention.  I began five paintings during the stay at home order. Painting the urban landscape is a challenge for me, so I was happy to have the opportunity to practice on the streets of Baton Rouge. Those people who were out were happy to see painters, offering encouragement and compliments. I will take those any time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Goudine

For years I drove past this pasture filled with yellow flowers and thought how much I would enjoy painting it.  I realized the property backed up to a subdivision near my home so I would get out for a few hours to paint. I met the owner as he was cutting the field as I was painting it. I asked if I could paint the  front of the property, and he and his wife were happy for my painting friends and me to spend time working there. It has become our go-to place during the stay-home order this spring.

This property has become one of my favorite landscapes to paint. 11″ x 14″ $400

 

Cotton Fields

Cotton Fields, 16″ x 40,” $1650.00
 

This painting was made from a photo taken in Baldwin County, Alabama. Painting a cotton field is almost a requirement for artists of the deep South.

Windswept Beach II

Windswept Beach, 30″ x 40,” Gallery Wrapped.

This large version of the beach near Port St. Joe, Florida, was made using  a plein air painting as a reference. I found that enlarging smaller paintings is more challenging than I expected.

 

St. Joseph Street Sidewalk

The hibiscus along the sidewalk on St. Joseph Street in Beauregard Town, Baton Rouge, were the size of dinner plates. People stopped their vehicles to jump out to take a photo of them. 9″ x 12″ oil on panel, $350. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windswept Beach

I made this on a windy afternoon at Plein Air South in Port St. Joe, Florida. I set up my easel in the shadow of Rock Star Painter, Quang Ho. 9″ x 12″ oil on panel, $275.00 + $10.00 shipping.
 

Rose Covered Trellis

This painting was completed en plein air during the Independence Botanic Garden event in March, 2019. 12″ x 9″ oil on panel, $400 + shipping.