Sandusky Paintings of the New Orleans Warehouse District at the Degas Gallery

The Degas Gallery, 604 Julia Street (Suite 101), New Orleans, LA 70130

In the early days of the pandemic, from April to mid-July, I captured the New Orleans Warehouse District with 30 paintings done plein air (on location from the live subject). Before the pandemic, this part of town had been difficult for me to access, given the busyness of the area and limited parking. But the empty streets in this unique situation gave me free rein to choose the perfect views to portray the unique beauty of this historic part of town with a large body of work.

The exhibit will be up for 2 months – October 2 to November 30). There will be a soft opening Friday, Oct 2, from 12 to 5pm and a curfew compliant regular opening on Saturday, Oct 3, from 5 to 7pm. Because of the pandemic, everyone entering the gallery must wear a mask and we ask that on opening night you attend either the first or second hour (but not both). This is to limit crowd size in the gallery. Also due to COVID-19, there will be restricted gallery hours during the exhibit. The gallery will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to noon, and Saturday, noon to 2pm. The gallery will also be open by appointment. For an appointment, contact Cybele Gontar at (504) 826-9744 or e-mail: thedegasgallery@gmail.com

Here are a few of my plein air paintings of the New Orleans Warehouse district that will be exhibited:

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I’m teaching a workshop in Ocean Springs Mississippi November 9 – 11 – 2018

Don’t miss my plein air workshop in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, November 9th through the 11th! Enrollment will be open for only a few more days! Here are a couple of photos of the workshop location, which, within a couple of hundred yards, transitions from historic residential architecture in a sylvan setting to beautiful beach environs. I’ve also shown here one of my recent paintings from the area. Contact the Pink Rooster Gallery in Ocean Springs at (228) 875-1218 or let me know if you have any questions._MG_2847 Ocean_Springs_workshop01 Ocean_Springs_Workshop02

Sandusky End-Of-Summer Sale in Palmer Park

This Saturday at the Palmer Park Art Market, I’ll have extra low prices on over 30 really nice original oil paintings that are quick sketches and demos I’ve done for my students. Here are a just a few of the pieces I’ll have:

14" x 18" $350.00

14″ x 18″ $350.00

14" x 18"  $350

14″ x 18″ $350

10" x 20" $400

10″ x 20″ $400

14" x 18" $450

14″ x 18″ $450

18" x 14" $450

18″ x 14″ $450

I will have a presentation this week and a solo exhibit opening at the Academy Gallery

If you come to my presentation this Thursday Nov 2, 7:00pm, at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, you can also preview my solo exhibit of new work, “A Plein Air Exploration of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast,” which will have just been installed the previous day. My presentation, “Narration and the Fleeting Moment,” is an art history with respect to our understanding of human vision, particularly emphasizing advances in our understanding of vision made in the 19th century. It explores how art advanced our understanding of vision and also how modern vision science can return the favor and help advance art. Separately from my presentation, there will be a reception for my exhibit Saturday, Nov 4, 5-7pm. Here are a few images of paintings that will be included:

Looking Down Burdette Street from Willow   14" x 18"  $2400

Looking Down Burdette Street from Willow 14″ x 18″

Bridge Over the Inter-coastal Waterway, Port St. Joe, FL. This was one of my pieces as an invited artist to Forgotten Coast Plein Air

Bridge Over the Inter-coastal Waterway

Shotguns with Reed Cooper Mini   10" x 20"   $2100

Shotguns with Reed Cooper Mini 10″ x 20″

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Driftwood's World  14" x 18"   $2400   Ocean Springs  This painting greatly resembles Andrew Wyeth's painting, "Christina's World." I didn't overtly intend this, but noticed after completing the painting.

Driftwood’s World 14″ x 18″

The month of June I’m having an exhibit at the Degas Gallery of my Cityscapes of New Orleans ——- Posted:

View along Convention Center Blvd. 16" x 20" $2700

View along Convention Center Blvd. 16″ x 20″ $2700

   Franklin Ave and Burgundy St   18" x 24"   $3200

Franklin Ave and Burgundy St 18″ x 24″ $3200

Marigny - Harmony in Red and Blue   16" x 20"   $2700

Marigny – Harmony in Red and Blue 16″ x 20″ $2700

“Impressions of New Orleans” is an exhibit of my paintings portraying the New Orleans’ Cityscape and urban neighborhoods at the Degas Gallery, 604 Julia Street, New Orleans. It will be for the month of June and the opening is Saturday June 3rd.

Houses along Cambronne Near Zimpel Street  15" x 30"

Houses along Cambronne Near Zimpel Street 15″ x 30″