Thursday, March 18, 2010


Years ago Newcomb Art School set out to create a distinct New Orleans style of artwork. Some of the works are in the Art Nouveau tradition. The school is located on the campus of Tulane University. Adjacent to the art school is the Newcomb Art Gallery. At one time, one of the rooms in the gallery featured examples of Newcomb pottery.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

One type of Newcomb pottery includes images of backlit oak trees painted in different shades of blue. After looking at some example photos of works, I mixed similar blues to paint my dots. Again I worked using a diamond format. Here is the finished painting.


  1. I like it, Mo. This has a very peaceful quality about it. :-)

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you.

    Blue is known for being a calming color.

    Mo : )