Tuesday, April 17, 2012


What a special treat to be honored with a third place ribbon for one of my miniatures at the Pirates Alley Art Show!   My friend Jane also took home a ribbon. I call that Lagniappe.
 I think there is no greater joy for an artist than to see people admiring their work, well, and selling it too. Ok playing with grandchildren is up there on the list.
The French Quarter Festival was grand. I came home looking more like a crawfish though- red. I am looking forward to attending it again next year. Thanks to all my friends and family who made the special effort to come and visit me. And to my son who took all those great reference photos.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Old & the New 6" x 6" oil on gessobord

There were several things that caught my eye when I decided to paint this. I liked the idea of the old and new- horse versus car and old buildings versus new ones in the background. It is one of many interesting attractions in New Orleans.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

French Quarter Festival New Orleans, La. April 14th and 15th

Come visit me at the French Quarter Festival. I will be one of many artists at the Pirates Alley Art Show which is going on in conjunction with the festival. You will find me at the corner of Royal Street and Pirates alley, behind the St. Louis Cathedral. I would love to see you! There will also be great food, great bands and a great time. Hope you can make it!  Check out the French Quarter Festival website for a full schedule of the bands and their locations.