‘Exchange Alley’

Exchange Alley


Exchange Alley



Full of history, Exchange Alley in the New Orleans French Quarter is perfect for soft music and an afternoon stroll. I’ve painted ‘Exchange Alley’ on a stretched linen canvas, an archival and beautiful surface for the artist as well as the viewer. The colors are warm siennas and ochres, with contrasting cool blues and violets in the variegated shadows, along with the multi-colored flags of New Orleans from yesterday and today.
It’s a lively scene with a jazz saxophone player’s music drifting through our sultry warm air.

ORIGINAL – 16″ x 20″ acrylic on stretched linen canvas. SOLD

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Swamp Painting with Cabin on the Bayou

Bayou Shrimper

Bayou Shrimper

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Bayous and swamps – southern Louisiana is full of them! Down on the bayou and at the edges of the swamps folks have built their fishing camps. These are rough but ready places for having a great weekend away while fishing, crabbing and shrimping and then, of course, boiling up all that wonderful food for dinner.

This piece was painted in oil, with nature’s colors of gold, greys, browns and greens. I tried to depict these wonderful places sitting on the water’s edge with our dark but translucent water and the mandatory boat or two docked at the wharf.

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Crawfish Boil – Louisiana Style!

The Crawfish Boil

The Crawfish Boil

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Crawfish boils are a way of life in Louisiana and an important part of our culture. We buy a 40 lb. sack or two of live crawfish, freshly pulled from the water, and gather together in someone’s backyard. The pot is put on to boil and is filled with seafood seasonings, onion, garlic, red potatoes, ears of corn and anything else you may think of. Once it’s done, the whole pot is lifted out and the hot boiled crawfish is poured onto the picnic table. Lots of food, drinks and good times abound! This was painted right after the Saints won the Super Bowl! .

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Cafe du Monde – Beignets and Cafe au Lait

A Beignet Morning

A Beignet Morning-w

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Café du Monde! Beignets! Café au Lait! Everyone’s favorite coffee shop, meeting point, rest station, people watching, soaking up the sounds and sights of New Orleans place!

This tablescape painting includes the trilogy of hot beignets piled with powdered sugar and steaming hot Café au Lait painted in cool tones of blues and greens contrasting with the warm orange and browns of the hot beignets. I added in a corner of the Times-Picayune for a wonderful, leisurely breakfast.

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New Orleans French Quarter – Pirate’s Alley

Pirate’s Alley

Pirate's Alley

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Pirate’s Alley, reputed to be the hang-out of Jean Laffite, the pirate, is the most famous of New Orleans alleys. I’ve spent so many hours in and around Pirate’s Alley that I’ve painted it several times. My art school, back in the 70′s, was close by and I worked on the Square during those years. I’ve shown in the juried Pirate’s Alley Art Show with the New Orleans Art Association during French Quarter Fest and the gallery that represents me (LeJardin/Adorn) is a half-block down Royal.
I know this alley well and never tire of walking through it.

This painting was my first painting of Pirate’s Alley. It was early in 2006 and Katrina had just decimated our city but remarkably spared my beloved French Quarter. Out on a walk, I turned the corner and there it was: Pirate’s Alley coming back to life. I captured that moment in time; it’s probably my favorite.


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Jazz in New Orleans Alleys

Jazz’n

Jazz'n in the Alley

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Jazz music abounds in the New Orleans French Quarter! This solo player is in Exchange Alley, right off of Royal Street. All of the alleys in New Orleans are filled with color and this one is no exception. Stroll through Exchange Alley when you have a chance; it’s a nice walk after having breakfast at Brennan’s.

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‘Cafe du Monde Lights’ – French Quarter Paintings

Cafe du Monde Lights

Just listed! ‘Café du Monde Lights’ –
Café du Monde, colorful and alive! New Orleans’ favorite beignets and cafe au lait any time of the day or night!


Café du Monde Lights



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New Orleans Art – Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans

Royal at Pere Antoine

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Rue Royal, alongside Anthony’s Garden at the back of the St. Louis Cathedral. as it intersects with Pere Antoine Alley. Artist set up their paintings and hang them on the wrought iron fence so that tourists can buy one and take home a remembrance of the city.


Rue Royale at Pere Antoine Alley

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Wetlands Wildlife – Egret – Louisiana Male

Louisiana Male Egret

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The pristinely white Great Egret gets dressed up for the breeding season; a patch of skin on its face turns neon green, and long plumes grow from its back. Called aigrettes, those plumes were the bane of egrets in the late nineteenth century, when such adornments were prized for ladies’ hats. Thanks to the Audubon Society and many concerned about our environment, these wonderful creatures of the wetlands are now thriving.


Louisiana Male Egret

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French Quarter Art – Jazz in Pirate’s Alley


Pirate Sax

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Every day of the week, the streets of the Big Easy are alive with vibrant music, much of it coming from street musicians. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and, as we walk the streets of the Quarter, wonderful music is everywhere. This scene portrays Pirate’s Alley, which is rumored to be the hang-out of the Pirate Jean Lafitte. We’re not too sure about that, but do know that we all relish walking along the old street stones of this historic alley.


Pirate Sax

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Louisiana Seafood – Blue Crab at the Beach

Crabby Day at the Beach

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This female crab, with her winsome blue eyes, has just emerged from the crystal blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve portrayed her in her natural habitat as she floats at the water’s edge on a sun-soaked, sandy beach.


Crabby at the Beach

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Cafe’ du Monde, Decatur at Jackson Square, French Quarter

Decatur Evening

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Early evening on Decatur Street in the New Orleans French Quarter with street performers and jazz musicians playing for the folks at Cafe’ du Monde on Jackson Square. This is by far my favorite corner in New Orleans!


Decatur Evening

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The Crawfish Boil, South Louisiana Living

Crawfish boils bring good times and hold great memories for those of us who live in south Louisiana! The aromas of seasonings mingling with the spiciness of the crawfish in the boiling pot. A great way to spend the afternoon or evening with family and friends!

The Crawfish Boil

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The Crawfish Boil

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Pirate’s Alley, French Quarter, New Orleans

Pirate's Alley

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Pirates Alley

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Louisiana Speckled Trout

Louisiana Speckled

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Louisiana Speckled

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Cafe du Monde Night – New Orleans Painting

Cafe du Monde Night

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Café du Monde never closes; it simply becomes a little quieter – a wonderful time for me to relive memories of days back in school when we would all gather at Café du Monde after a dance. Some say that Jackson Square is the ‘heart of New Orleans’ and I tend to believe that.


Café du Monde Night

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Crawfish Platter Dinner, New Orleans Art

A feast for your eyes as well as a truly wonderful way to spend a Saturday night in Louisiana!

Louisiana Saturday Night

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Louisiana Saturday Night

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Southern Art – ‘Southern Snow’

Southern Cotton Boll

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In the fall throughout the South, the cotton fields dot the landscape. Locals refer to it as ‘Southern Snow’ and here I’ve contrasted the cool colors of the cotton boll with the heat of oranges and reds in the background. Together, they sing!


Southern Snow

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Brulatour Courtyard, French Quarter Courtyard

Brulatour Courtyard is one of the most beautiful courtyards in New Orleans. Located on Royal Street, in the French Quarter, Brulatour Courtyard, built in 1816, will be the future home to a museum on the history of the French Quarter.

Brulatour Courtyard

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Brulatour Courtyard

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Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans

Late afternoon on Jackson Square can be a quiet time. Most of the artists have packed up their easels and the daytime tourists are winding down. Soon the Square will be filled with boisterous noises from the night revelers, but now all that is heard is the soft music of the calliope from the riverboat while the afternoon sun slants through the branches.


Afternoon at Jackson Square

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Late Afternoon on Jackson Square

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