Sunday, August 12, 2012

Water Hyacinth

29" x 26" Oil on Canvas SOLD

This is a study I did from direct observation. It was painted in about a 3 hour period. My house backs up to the Bayou Teche and in the summer it becomes full of this water hyacinth. Not indigenous to this region, the water hyacinth has to be killed off using herbicides each year to get rid of it. Legend has it that one of the McIlhenny's (Tobasco Sauce Family) were given a gift of the Hyacinth for their ponds in New Iberia, but the Hyacinth quickly spread into the surrounding bayous and waterways. 

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