Friday, November 4, 2011

Houses and Homes and other stuff

I've been working at pushing the envelope on some of my paintings.  I have to admit that I'm having a good time.  But, are they good enough to have printed?  How about framed?  Would anyone but me appreciate them? 
I'm so  glad I took lots of photos when I was down in Louisiana last spring.  This is another plantation house.
This is the gatehouse at the entrance of a plantation that has been given over to gardens.  Right behind it is a gully of sorts that runs parallel to the street for miles.  We found out that this was actually where the horse and buggy's used to drive up and down to get to town.
The front of yet another plantation.  The way they are able to keep these wonderful buildings in repair is that they had tours on a daily basis.  Some even converted to bed and breakfasts. 
The Stairway to nowhere.  Whatever it went to is no longer there.
An outbuilding.  Probably a cookhouse.
The gazebo in the middle of the most beautiful gardens.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Take care.


  1. These are just wonderfully rendered, and I am quite sure you could sell them framed as well as prints. The painterly style just sets them apart! Your palette will appeal to a more contemporary crowd, while the style and subject will appeal to the traditional. Go for it!

  2. Lovely images indeed. It must have been fabulous to see these old buildings in person.

  3. Gorgeous as always - I love the stairway!!

  4. Gorgeous work Jane! Especially like the red roofed Gazebo. I believe they are very marketable...Keep us posted on your progress.