Thursday, November 06, 2008


In the last few weeks I went back to finish three paintings started over two years ago. All three of them are 20” x 20”. I mentioned them last year here – in their unfinished state. During the course of this year, I sold two similar paintings that were completed in the fall of 2006. I still have the green one.

acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Instead of making these new paintings exactly like the first three, I’ve started to experiment with the way I paint these larger canvases. Yes, I do bore easily and I can’t stand to do something the same exact way repeatedly. You’ll see an evolution of process as I post images of the next two paintings that follow this one.

These three new paintings will appear in the Poydras Home Art Show and Sale this coming weekend. What excites me most is that the home is in a location where people I know will go and see the work. Too often I receive excuses from friends about the location of an exhibit. The locals tend to keep to a certain neighborhoods of the city. Anything further is just too far. Admittedly I am more adventurous in traveling in our metropolis.

Hopefully, I‘ve hit on a successful niche for this size dot painting – particularly since I’ve invested in six more canvases that size. As of right now, these canvases are in various stages of completion. In the meantime I’ll be anxious for feedback following this show before going forward.


  1. Oooooo, pretty! I love this one, Mo! The colors make it so full of life and light and cheerfulness. I could sit and look at this one for a long time. :D Best of luck to you at the show. Wish I could come, but I guess I'll have to settle for enjoying your art in the cyber world. :)

  2. daisy:

    Thank you. : D

    Remember you can double click on it to see the piece larger on screen.

    Mo : )

  3. I love the colors--reminds me very much of Springtime.
    As for the locals & their regional areas--you ain't kidding! Since moving here I've been shocked at how rooted New Orleanians are. They were born & raised here, they're not leaving here, come hell or Hurricane Katrina...I mean, even on VACATION they won't leave! I've never seen the like. My New Orleanian friend can't fathom that I picked up at 18 & moved to another country & then, 18 years later, I picked up & moved back (to an entirely different region.) She's spoken of moving away, herself, but she's a New Orleanian, so I know it'll never happen. I even pointed out, "Heck...Austin, TX, ain't like moving to Belgium. NOLA's just a quick flight back." I know my words fall on deaf ears. Somehow the Mississippi mud holds people as fast as super glue!
    My New Orleanian friend hasn't been across the Lake--JUST the Lake mind you; not the state, country or globe--to visit me in over a year now? How goofy is THAT?)

  4. lana:

    Thank you. My springtime painting sold yesterday before I arrived to see my art hanging at the Poydras Home Art Show. I haven’t heard anything yet about the other two. If they didn’t sell, I retrieve them tomorrow. I’ll post a photo of one of them then.

    Some of my high school classmates went to colleges away from here and stayed away. The oil bust in the mid 80s probably didn’t help matters. There are some that moved back in later years. Since Katrina, I know a number of local families that have moved elsewhere.

    I have been to places on the Northshore. My parents use to go over there to explore sometimes. Also, I have friends and some family that live on that side of the lake. For some in this area, crossing the river is a big deal. I’ve met some folks who have never been across the river. When I taught, I was taken back that some of my students had never been to the art museum in City Park. By the way, some “westbankers” call the westbank “the best bank” and the “eastbank” the “least bank.”

    Mo : )