Sunday, March 31, 2019

Busy Season in Florida 2019

     This has been a very busy and very fruitful season here in Florida.  I have neglected posting on my blog lately mainly for that reason.  I dislike making excuses, but if you must, being extremely busy is not a bad one!
     I worked very hard on a recent two man show with my great friend and exceptional painter, Tony D’Amico!  We produced a good sized body of work each!  The show opened February 25th, and we each sold several paintings.  I would like to thank the Hughes Gallery of fine art in Boca Grande, Florida,  for their efforts in featuring the show and making the sales!

     Below are some of the images that were sold in the Gallery this season, and some of the images that were in the Two Man Show!  Hope you enjoy viewing these, and thanks for listening to my Cajun Ramblings! 

                                    "Florida Sunset", 30x48 oil, SOLD

                                    "Bikes on Boca", 12x14 oil, SOLD

                                    "Path to the Gulf", 16x20 oil, SOLD
                                    "Abstracted Iris", 48x30, oil, SOLD

                                                     "The Dancer", 20x16, oil on linen

                                                "Drawn to the Sea", 14x18 oil on linen

                                               "Nana's Sunflowers", 16x20 oil on linen
                                        "Next to the Humble Farmer" 18x24 oil on linen

                                                     "Forest Light", 16x20 oil on linen

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

2018 Louisiana and Texas Summer Painting Adventure!

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

American Beauty 6x8 oil study
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
Woodland Stream 6x8 oil study

Until next time, thanks for listening to my Cajun ramblings!
Hodges Soileau OPA