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Painting of Japanese Magnolias in New Orleans

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Here is a 12" x 12" oil painting of some Japanese Magnolias in the Marigny in New Orleans. It was pained plain air.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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Painting of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the flowering plant, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

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Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

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Painting of Costa Rican Ceviche

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Here is a 18" x 18" acrylic painting of Costa Rican ceviche that we ate at a roadside cafe.   The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a shrimp poboy from Johnny's in New Orleans.   The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 141

Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

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Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the corner of Dauphine and Spain, in the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Two

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the second of a three part series.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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Painting of Sea Shell Number Two New Orleans

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Here is another quick small pairing of a sea shell. It was also demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

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Here is a quick small pairing of a sea shell. I was a demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 141

Painting in the Marigny, New Orleans.

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Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of reflect delight tin the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light as reflected ion the house.

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Painting of Yellow Orchids New Orleans

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Here is a quick small pairing of yellow orchids. I started it as a demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I did on Tuesday. I decided to finish it yesterday as a hopeful sign that our country is heading in a new direction. 

2018 141

Painting of Duck Confit with Duck Fat Fries

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of duck confit with duck fat fries. This was our most popular dish while we were in France this summer. We even cooked it at home several times. This work was done from a photo I took at a small cafe on the Left Bank in Paris. 

2018 141

Painting of Waterlily at Giverney Number 2

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of one more of the descendants of Monet's waterlilies at Giverny.  This is the fourth work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works. It is the second of the waterlilies at Giverny.

2018 141

Painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart at Chicki Wah Wah, New Orleans

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Here is a 24" acrylic painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart doing a solo gig at Chicki Was Was, New Orleans. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 130

Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

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Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a stone farm house in the Wye Valley, England, near the West border, It is the view from a house we stayed in during the summer of 2017.

2018 130

Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

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Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting  Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics. I am still have a ways to go on the learning curve but I am having fun.

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Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Three

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the third of a three part series.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 130

Painting of Waterlilies at Giverny, France

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of some of the descendants of Monet's waterlilies at Giverny.  This is the third work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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Painting of Sunflower Shadows

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of sunflowers and their shows in Talance, France, just outside Bordeaux. This is the second work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

2018 141

Painting of French Tomatoes

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of  tomatoes I found where we stayed in the Loire Valley. They were intensely sweet. This is the first work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

2018 141

Painting of Apples in a Blue Bowl

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of apples in a blue bowl. This was done as a demonstration for the painting class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

2018 130

Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

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Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a classic New Orleans ventilator cover for the crawl space under an older home and the stuff that grows in the cracks between house and sidewalk,  The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

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Painting of New Orleans Drum Major Number 3

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Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a drum major at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others but sold them and wanted to try it again on a larger scale. 

2018 141

Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

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Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of a jazz singer at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others and wanted to try it again on a larger scale to allow for more detail. 

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

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Here is a 12" square oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did a larger one on a sunny day to capture the dappled light.This one is a detail of the larger one now done in full shade.

2018 130

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

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Here is a 24" x 24" acrylic painting of the New Orleans singer, Arsene DeLay.m It is from a photo that I took of her singing at Jazz Fest 2014. I have always enjoyed her singing at places like Buffa's and the Spotted Cat. 

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans

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Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the dappled light.

2018 130

Painting of Oranges New Orleans

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Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of oranges completed as a demonstration for the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

2018 130

Painting of British Figs

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of figs based on a photo I took in the Wye Valley in the UK.      The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 130

New Painting Show at Buffa's, New Orleans

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Yesterday, I hung a new pairing show at at  Buffa’s Back Room , one of my favorite music venues in New Orleans. There are 25 paintings of musicians in the show. This is my second show at Buffa's and I ma very honored to be there.

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Painting of the Marigny New Orleans

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Here is a 12" x 12" oil painting of homes on Dauphine Street near Ferdinand in the Marginy, New Orleans completed on site. 

2018 130

Red Gravy: Great New Orleans Brunch

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On Sunday we went downtown on the recommendation of our friend, Spider Murphy, who plays banjo around town, including a regular gig at Red Gravy for their weekend brunches. He has been raving about the food so we decided to try it out and hear him play some more.

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Painting of Yellow and Orange Peppers

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Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting. It was done from life and I focused on using complementary colors for the shadows. I like to think of them as a family of peppers.

2018 130

Painting of Mt. Jefferson White Mountains New Hampshire

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Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting from my first attempts at plein air painting in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 2010. This one shows Mt. Jefferson from the high shoulder of Mt. Washington. There is an auto road to the top of Mt.

2018 130

Painting of White Mountains Cabin

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Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in Crawford Notch. It was done plein air. 

2018 130

Painting of Orchids in New Orleans

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Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of orchids. It was done as a demonstration at the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.

2018 130

Painting of Marigny Homes New Orleans

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Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of homes on Dauphine Street near Ferdinand in the Marginy, New Orleans completed on site. 

2018 130

Painting of Raw Oysters in New Orleans

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Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a dozen raw oysters in New Orleans. The two on the right front have been eaten. I can assure you that they and the rest were delicious. 

2018 130

Painting of Marigny Opera House, New Orleans

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Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the steps and doors at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. I like the weather doors and marble steps.

2018 130

Painting of Mardi Gras #18

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Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of a Mardi Gras Krewe member. It is based on a photo I took a few years ago.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 130

Painting of Mardi Gras #17

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Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of a Mardi Gras Krewe member. It is based on a photo I took a few years ago.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 130

Painting of a Black Dog

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Here is a 12' x 12" acrylic painting of a black dog. He belonged to my cousin and was much loved.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 130

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

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I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places.

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