Friday, December 10, 2010

Latest artwork delivered to the Gallery today

Latest artwork delivered to the Gallery today

Mobile Free boy of color

Tonight is the Christmas Artwalk here in Mobile, Alabama, All of the Art Gallery's downtown are open late tonight. I was suppose to finish 7 paintings by today but only finished 3 oh well. I was happy to find out while I was installing my painting at the Gallery that I had sold one titled " Mobile Free boy of color" I have a early blog about him. The three new paintings from the top down "Greek Revival Gentleman", "18th century New Orleans", and "Alabama Camellia Belle.

Greek Revival Gentleman

Detail of Greek Revival Gentleman

"Greek Revival Gentleman", shows a dapper Free man of color standing outside of a Greek Revival town house from the 1840's period. He is fashionably dress with Top hat and stick. The lavender stucco Town house sits on a brownstone foundation with oval cast iron air vents. The Quincy granite steps sports classical cast iron urns with nicely manicured kumquat topiaries.  The deeply set panel Greek Revival doorway has decorative anthemion details on the top.

18th century New Orleans

18th century New Orleans

"18th century New Orleans", depicts a New Orleans Creole aristocrat from the period of French Queen Marie Antoinette standing on her French Quarter balcony holding a exotic parrot. She is dressed in a style fashionable of the 1780's. A mid-night blue satin dress with turban head dress sporting a feather. She is holding on to a Baroque style wrought iron balcony fashionable in New Orleans with Spanish iron smiths in the late 18th century. The decorative stucco building features classical pilasters and door surrounds. On the balcony is a potted orange tree a symbol of wealth.

Alabama Camellia Belle

Detail of Alabama Camellia Belle

"Alabama Camellia Belle" Shows a Alabama Belle in a Romantic Garden with two large Old World style Terracotta Pots with white & red stripe Camellia bushes. The Camellia flower is the state flower of Alabama. The Southern Belle has a ball gown of the 1840's period covered in red Camellias. She is standing on flagstone payment under a Classical Greek Revival wrought iron arbor.   

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