Missing New Orleans - It has been two months since I was last in this city, and it will be two more months until I will return. As I worked on this particular canvas, the still gray days of March in northern Illinois faded away, and I was transported to Louisiana where the breezes are soft and warm.
In this painting, "Big Easy Sunset," I've tried to capture that golden light which floods the French Quarter at the end of the day. The old stucco buildings are illuminated by the streetlamps and the last rays of sunlight. It must be the tiny droplets of water in the humid air which create this unique glowing atmosphere.
This painting will soon be on display at the Kako Gallery on Royal Street in the French Quarter.
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