Oil on Canvas Board
18″ x 24″ (21.5″ x 27.5″ framed)
About Bayou Barataria
Here’s a nice article about visiting the area, which everyone from south Louisiana must do once in their lives. I took my kids on a tour in a small boat, and it was great. This is the former home of the pirate Jean Lafitte! Here a romantic moss-draped oak tree arches out over the water — just a beautiful painting.
At certain times of day and year in the swamplands, you will see this misty, impressionistic effect on the water, and at these times the swamp is alive with the sounds of birds, small land mammals, frogs, and now and then a shotgun blast or boat motor as hunters and fishermen pursue their age-old Louisiana sports in what is described on LA license plates as “The Sportsman’s Paradise.”