This was a busy summer! We traveled to Louisiana, Texas and Maine. The trips were all great….seeing friends and relatives in all locations, as well as productive in producing field studies and studio paintings. This was probably my most productive summer as far as painting on location goes!
Many of the studies will hopefully translate into larger studio works. I have already painted several! Here are a few of the smaller 6x8 oil studies as well as a couple of the larger format paintings!
I haven’t posted on my blog in some time….mainly because of busy schedule….I apologize for the neglect and hope you enjoy these images I’m posting. I will post more as I produce some additional larger images based on the summer trips!
These first studies below are from the first leg of our summer trips, around the Beautiful B&B where we stayed, “Le Village”, in Eunice, La. A dear friend owns the place, and our stays are always a great memorable experiences!
|The Prairie Barn 11x14 oil on linen|
|Country Evening 8x6 oil study|
|In the Garden 6x8 oil study|
This second set of studies and paintings below are from the Texas part of our trip in Austin, Tex. We visited Barton Creek, a great spot to paint and collect painting reference. My old friend Ed Acuna, a great artist and expert on snakes and lizards was our guide….thank you Ed!
|Exploring the Creek 18x24 oil on linen|
|Secluded Spot 16x20 oil on linen|
|Cooling off 16x12 oil on linen|
Until next time, thanks for listening to my Cajun ramblings!
Hodges Soileau OPA