New Orleans Collection

As most of you know I was in a serious car accident over Memorial Day weekend with my husband. This was two and a half months after my sweet mother passed away. Thank you for your patience and kindness. We are fine and moving forward with optimism and much gratitude.

I have been participating in a yearlong on-line class taught by Carla Sonheim from Seattle, WA. The focus is working in a series.

My first series was work I created using my Great Aunt Ruth’s photo album. The photos dated from the 1920s to the 1940s. Many were taken in New Orleans. My hometown.

I set parameters for my images. They would be 18″ x 24″, acrylic over watercolor color field painting, and on paper.

Before I began I tested my new technique on 9″ x 12″ paper.

Mixed Media
Dining Room Chair. Mixed Media. 9″ x 12″. $75.00
Mixed Media
Lady Seated. Mixed Media. 9″ x 12″. $75.00

I enjoyed this layering of acrylic over watercolor, so moved forward in a larger format.

Mixed Media: acrylic paint, watercolor, charcoal on paper
Aunt Ruth’s Wedding. 18″ x 24″. Mixed Media.
Mixed Media. Acrylic, watercolor, charcoal.
Lady on the Bayou. Mixed Media. 18″x 24″. Sold.
Mixed Media. Acrylic, watercolor, charcoal
My Family. Mixed Media. 18″ x 24″. NFS

I have just completed my second series which I will show you next time. Be careful out there!


4 thoughts on “New Orleans Collection

  1. Beth!

    That is truly horrifying!! I’m so very sorry!! Are you in pain?? That sounds like a NIGHTMARISH situation!!

    Please keep me posted!!! I’m so glad that you two are alright!!

    Much love to you,


    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Beth,

    I didn’t know about your accident!! I am so sorry!! What a terrible summer you’ve had. Are you all OK?

    Please let me know and your new work is beautiful,


    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Thank you Cathy! I sure miss you, I have thought about you a lot lately:) Van and I were driving home from Houston when a large pick-up forced us off the highway near Baton Rouge. We flipped and flew had a very wild ride, but were able to get out of the car with the help of a lot of Good Samaritans who pulled off the road to help us. I had a broken sternum and lots of bruises. Van was very bruised and scraped up. We are fine, but fearful of long car trips now. How are you my friend? xo

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