Thursday, May 13, 2010


Each day The Times-Picayune has provided a forecast maps for the oil spill’s reach off the coast of Louisiana. It details different bands of thickness in the Gulf of Mexico. The forecasts inspired my dot pattern in this painting.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"


  1. I like these, Mo. The colors and patterns are pretty. I wish your source of inspiration could be a different one though. It's such a sad shame what has happened there in your part of the world with the oil spill. Seems like all anyone can do is sit by and watch.

    I like the paintings, though. I think I'll just try and imagine happier circumstances while looking at them.

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you.

    Unfortunately there's no escaping the oil spill story down this way. The paintings are helping me cope.

    About half way through this series I plan to switch to some Joan Mitchell influenced imagery. Currently there are three exhibits of her works in town. Although they are very abstract, the feeling I get from them reminds me of some of the swamp type imagery down this way.

    I took some photos recently at Bayou des Familles and the Barataria Preserve. Maybe some ideas will come from those photos too.