the Napoleon House

Through Gene, my amazing contact in New Orleans, I was granted access to work in a number of amazing interiors; the Degas House, Antoine's, the Column's Hotel... here is four hours inside the Napoleon House in the French Quarter. I knew at this point in the trip that I was not going to be able to "finish" a piece at every location I could paint, but the joy is always in being there and capturing the composition and color from life in an attempt to record a feeling and a place. A few generations of the owners and employees of the restaurant are on display in person and as paintings from the past on the walls. work in progress, I'm going to try for Menzel and Manet, oil on canvas, 18 by 28

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