Sunday, March 27, 2011

Belle River

24" x 33" Oil on Canvas SOLD

One of the unique things about South Louisiana is its numerous bayous and waterways. Historically, these bayous were used in much the same way that we use roads today. Transportation by boat was often the easiest way to travel through the dense swamps and for many people the bayou also provided all the food they could ever need. As a result, many communities sprang up right on the bayous. Today, there are still many thriving communities lining these waterways. This painting of houseboats in Belle River is typical for the region I live in. On a calm day the water is like glass creating a perfect mirror image of the modest dwellings.

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