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Oil Painting in Impasto Style with palette knives

Oil Painting in Impasto Style with palette knives
I paint in a style known as impasto (thickly applied paint which produces a three-dimensional appearance) I enjoy painting with rich-vibrant colors, high contrast, and heavy textures. The highlights and shadows cast by the thickly applied paint gives my work the visual appeal of a sculpture. I apply my paint to the canvas with painting or palette knives verse the traditional brush. The palette knives allow me the freedom to mix the paints directly on the canvas while creating interesting peaks and valleys. These peaks and valleys pick up on the light and cast shadows on the painting that are difficult to produce with a traditional painting style.

Returning Home

Returning Home
The grace of the Louisiana live oak is simply awe inspiring. This particular Live Oak from City Park in New Orleans stands strong and proud on the park landscape. After years of growing and reaching for the sky it remains grounded and sure of where it belongs...HOME! Trees have always inspired me but I have to say these oaks speak volumes of history and I wish they could tell us all of what they have experienced. Impasto style oil painting using palette knives, 24"x72" SOLD

CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW VIDEO!

CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW VIDEO!
DREAMS... Following this dream has been nothing short of spectacular, leaving my eyes filled with the happiest of tears. Each an everyone of you have contributed to completing this year’s leap of faith, of full time artist, to a peak I never dared dream. What a blessing to be successfully following this dream, a blessing I never take for granted. My sincerest appreciation for everyone’s support along this journey and I’m looking forward to seeing where the road will lead in the New Year. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW VIDEO!

'Childhood Backyard'

'Childhood Backyard'
Commissioned impasto style painting using only palette knives. The days gone by of white washed tree bases and white walled tire swings and families spending time together in the backyard on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I absolutely loved creating this piece not only for Jo Ann but for my own family memories as well. It was incredible seeing her eyes view her little slice of your childhood in person for the first time. Taking in each little detail with wonder and joy. Knowing that I am able to create something that brings so much joy to another is so incredibly satisfying! Jo Ann I hope you enjoy your forever sunset and I hope it brings a smile to your face each time you pass it. Original impasto style gallery wrapped painting 24"x45"x1.5"

VIDEO-Painting a rope with a palette knife

VIDEO-Painting a rope with a palette knife
Click on the image to watch video. Working on 'Childhood Backyard' commissioned impasto style painting using only palette knives. This video demonstrates how I layer paint to build a striped rope for a tire swing. To see more of my work please visit www.staceyfabre.etsy.com

'Childhood Backyard'

'Childhood Backyard'
CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW VIDEO. The progression of my latest painting 'Childhood Backyard'. Picking pecans in the golden setting sun...I hope each time Jo Ann passes her painting she is reminded of cherished memories of backyard fun with her family that the sun will never set on. This album will show the progression of a commissioned impasto style painting created using palette knives. I paint spaces I'd like to spend some quality time and what better place to do that than a memory of your childhood backyard. Commissioned impasto painting using palette knives, for Jo Ann Pellegrin Caillouet. If you would like to see more of my work please visit www.staceyfabre.etsy.com

'Nola Hitching Post' found a new home

'Nola Hitching Post' found a new home
I'm so happy and honored to have my artwork in the McNamee home! This is one of the first paintings created as part of a series of tiny originals that will be available at upcoming art shows this year. I had a great time visiting with the family and I really hope it brightens not only their home but their faces as well each time they pass it.

Cottage Light

Cottage Light
Part of a series of tiny originals I will be producing. It's amazing how much charm and character can come from such a small little dwelling. The architecture in the French Quarter ranges from elaborate to simplistic. Each holding it's very own unique appeal. This original has sold but prints will be available soon ;) Plus keep an eye out for more from this series of small originals coming very soon. 6"x6"x1.5" SOLD

Nola Hitching Post

Nola Hitching Post
Part of a series of tiny originals I will be producing. This one is all about the historically significant and nostalgic the Nola hitching post can be found throughout the streets of New Orleans and the French Quarter. These post go back to the times of traveling by horse or horse and buggy, through the streets of the quarter. Long before there where parking meters or lines painted on the pavement for parking, this is where you would secure your horse while visiting an establishment. This post in particular captures my attention with its layers and layers of worn paint. Oh the stories this little post holds. 6"x6"x1.5" SOLD

'Who Dat Champions'

'Who Dat Champions'
Original painting of the Superbowl Saints. I hope each time this piece is viewed the memory of that fantastic season inspires the viewer to smile and believe anything is possible. No one will ever be able to take away the shear joy experienced on this day in 2009! We bleed Black-n-Gold because we were born to! WHO DAT! Original impasto style oil painting on canvas using palette knives 22"x14"x1.5" - SOLD --Click on image to see how this piece was created-- (Prints available)

'Twin Cypress'

'Twin Cypress'
The majestic bald cypress, the official state tree of Louisiana, known for it’s abilities to weather the storm. Storms from mother nature, loggers of the past as well as resisting decay from constant submergence in water. The uniqueness of the twin cypress is what has saved it from all of the above. Relying on each other to battle through it all, while displaying the ultimate balance of grace and strength. Reminding us that together we are stronger than we could have ever dared to imagine. ‘Twin Cypress’ impasto style oil painting using palette knives. To see more information please click image. 36”x48”x1.5” $3,024

Finally getting back into the Studio

Finally getting back into the Studio
Hello 2014 time to get some serious work done. I hope your ready for the amount of art headed your way this year ;) Work in progress is 'Twin Cypress' 48x36. Adding in all the light, otherwise known as the life of the painting.

Returning Home before leaves

Returning Home before leaves
There's just something about trees and South Louisiana. I'm drawn to those sprawling limbs that so gracefully make there way outward and upward. But for me it's always been about the ones that decide to return from where they came. Those have always intrigued me. As I child walking through City Park I saw those limbs and thought, a giant playset to climb. I still see natures playset but stand back in awe at its beauty. This work is now completed and shown at the top of the blog. 24"x72"

'Returning Home'

'Returning Home'
Detail of bark on 'Returning Home' before leaves

Works in Progress with MORE to come

Works in Progress with MORE to come

Our Lady of the Rosary Church-LaRose, LA

Our Lady of the Rosary Church-LaRose, LA
Second painting in a series of commissions, five in total, of local and out of state churches that a priest holds near and dear to his heart. Each has served a great roll in shaping and molding him throughout his priesthood. I'll be posting my progress as I go so be sure to check back often.

Detail of Our Lady of the Rosary-LaRose, LA

Detail of Our Lady of the Rosary-LaRose, LA

Progress on St. Francis Church-Houma, LA

Progress on St. Francis Church-Houma, LA
This painting is the first in a series of commissions, five in total, of local and out of state churches that a priest holds near and dear to his heart. Each has served a great roll in shaping and molding him throughout his priesthood. I'll be posting my progress as I go so be sure to check back often.

Detail of St. Francis

Detail of St. Francis's fountain

St. Germain House

St. Germain House
The St. Germain House is located at Ursulines Ave & Royal St in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The client requested this building after explaining their love for the city and it's architecture. Historical buildings are located throughout the city of New Orleans and this building is one such gem. St. Germain has a history in folk lore for being haunted by spirits of the past. Legend has it that after an encounter a doorway on the second floor was bricked over. Oh the many tails these buildings have to offer. Commissioned Impasto Style Oil Gallery Wrapped 54"x42"x1.5" painting - SOLD.

Cover & Feature Story in POV Magazine for MAY 2013

Cover & Feature Story in POV Magazine for MAY 2013
I can't even begin to express my gratitude and sheer bliss for being chosen not only for a feature story but the cover as well. This entire experience has been so incredible and I thank each and every person who made this possible. I'm honored and grateful to have been selected and I'll treasure this moment and my copies forever! Thank you POV (Point of View-Magazine in Houma) click on the image for the link to the article

Standing It's Ground featured in POV Magazine April 2013

Standing It's Ground featured in POV Magazine April 2013
I am really honored and humbled to have been selected from so many very talented artist in our area. This painting hold special meaning to me. My life is all about rising above all challenges and to see nature taking that same stand is an inspiration. This was the first time my artwork was published marking a very special moment in time for me. Thank you POV. click on image to read article

Jean Lafittes Blacksmith Shop

Jean Lafittes Blacksmith Shop
Latest completed commission the 'Jean Lafittes Blacksmith Shop'. Now resides in it's new home in Texas. Jean Lafittes Blacksmith Shop is located on the corner of St. Phillips and Bourbon St. Built in the early 1700's it currently operates as the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. Oh if these walls could talk... This moment in time could be a snap shot taken in the 1700's or today showings the timeless quality of NOLA. I enjoy capturing a view that i would enjoy spending a couple of hours in front of, taking in all the flavor of my surroundings. 40"x32" Impasto style gallery wrapped canvas oil painting SOLD.

'Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop' Painting Delivered

'Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop' Painting Delivered
So happy 'Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop' made it to it's new home and new family! This custom painting will live over their fireplace created just for that space and room. I'm so happy to know it will be loved and appreciated by this wonderful family in Texas. Enjoy Bankston Family! I'm to report the family loved seeing it in person for the first time and had this to say: 'Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop' has brought our home to life! It was simply born to live here with us. To be honest, I've had a bit of a stressful week and this just brightened my day immensely. Once we hung it and I stepped back, I hyperventilated just a bit. You are truly talented and I'm so happy that I found you. We will treasure this painting for a lifetime."- Bankston Family. WOW I couldn't ask for a better reaction that that, thank you Bankston Family from the bottom of my heart!

Nola Wheels Turning

Nola Wheels Turning
I've thought about creating this painting for over a year and I've finally got it on canvas. I grew up on the Westbank of New Orleans looking across the river at all of the city's wonder. Everytime I cross the river I'm like a child again waiting to see what I'll discover. Everything about this city calls me in from the smell of the food through the streets to the historical architecture with rich colors and vibrant textures and patena. Nola Wheels Turning demonstrates the promise of what is to come when we continually move forward. This is a view of the St. Louis Cathedral through the Natchez paddle wheel on the Mississippi River. 24x36 Impasto style gallery wrapped canvas oil painting SOLD.

Nola Wheels Turning

Nola Wheels Turning
Detail image of bottom right hand corner of painting.

Nola Wheels Turning

Nola Wheels Turning
Detail image of Nola Wheels Turning. This is a closeup of the base of the wheel splashing the turbulent waters of the Mississippi River.

Standing Its Ground

Standing Its Ground
I've always loved trees and water but there is just something empowering about cypress trees and their ability to grow regardless of the situation. I really admire their character, strength and beauty. In this painting I wanted to express a solitary moment and demonstrate how strong and beautiful life can be when we remember to notice the little moments. 12x24 Impasto style gallery wrapped oil painting SOLD.

Standing Its Ground

Standing Its Ground
Closeup of Standing It's Ground.

Light of Bourbon St.

Light of Bourbon St.
I incorporated my love of NOLA, it's architecture, street lights and gave it my twist. I really seem to have a thing for those streetlight auras.12x24 Impasto style gallery wrapped oil painting SOLD.

Light of Bourbon St.

Light of Bourbon St.
Detail image of the Light of Bourbon St.

Swamps Edge

Swamps Edge
The beauty of south Louisiana is breathtaking we are all so blessed to live here. The colors and textures displayed in nature are an everyday inspiration to me. 12x36 gallery wrapped canvas SOLD.

Swamps Edge

Swamps Edge
This is a an image of the left side of the canvas demonstrating how thick the paint is applied as well as how the paint wraps the edge of the canvas.

Swamps Edge

Swamps Edge
This is a image of the right side of the painting.

In the Studio Painting

In the Studio Painting
Check back often to see the progress made on these 5 paintings.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street
If you saw me at an art show towards the end of 2011 you may remember this painting as the one I was working on at the front of my booth. The first time I placed a progression image up on the site I was asked if it was for sale. This painting marks the first time I sold an unfinished painting with just the pencil sketch and the sky painted in. I’m so happy to know it is going to a great home, thank you Donn. Impasto style gallery wrapped canvas 11”x14” SOLD.

Bourbon St. - detail image of the light

Bourbon St. - detail image of the light
I thought I would show some details of the Bourbon Street painting to give you an idea of just how much relief I achieve off of the canvas with oil paint. I’m becoming increasingly fascinated with the idea of a sculptural form jumping from painting engaging the viewer in a way they don’t expect from a painting. Click here for larger image>>

Bourbon St. - detail image of the gallery wrapped edge

Bourbon St. - detail image of the base of the poles

Let the 2012 Paintings Begin!

Let the 2012 Paintings Begin!
I have high goals for what I am going to accomplish this year. This is just the beginning of the canvas I’ve sketched out so far, some commissioned pieces some for sale. CAN’T WAIT TO LAY DOWN PAINT! You never know what your capable of until you put forth the effort! So be sure to keep checking back to see the progress throughout the year.

Portrait of Shirleys Parents

Portrait of Shirleys Parents
Thank you Shirley for choosing me to create this special Christmas gift for your parents. I hope this drawing is an enduring memory of their love for one another and I wish your family the very best. Click here for larger image>>

Portrait of Shrileys Parents Before and After

Portrait of Shrileys Parents Before and After
This image shows the before photo to the left and the completed drawing to the right.Click here for larger image>>

Portrait of Abigail

Portrait of Abigail
This portrait was commissioned to be given as a gift for Christmas. Thank you Yolanda for choosing me to create this special gift for your husband. I’m so happy to hear the drawing was a success. I hope both you and your husband enjoy this portrait of your grand-daughter as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.Click here for larger image>>

Portrait of Abigail Before and After

Portrait of Abigail Before and After
This image shows the before photo to the left and the completed drawing to the right.Click here for larger image>>

Portrait of Gavin

Portrait of Gavin
This portrait was commissioned as a gift for a grandparent for Christmas. Thank you Stephanie and TJ I really drawing your lil man. He is so full of expression you won’t be able to pass this portrait and not smile even on the worst of days. Click here for larger image>>

Portrait of Gavin Before and After

Portrait of Gavin Before and After
This image shows the before photo to the left and the completed drawing to the right. Click here for larger image>>

Michelle and Skippy

Michelle and Skippy
This portrait was commissioned as a gift for a best friend for Christmas. Thank you Melinda and Jimmy for giving me the opportunity to create such a lasting memory for such an amazing woman. I hope both her and her husband enjoy this drawing with Skippy for many many more years to come. Click here for larger image>>

Michelle and Skippy Before and After

Michelle and Skippy Before and After
This image shows the before photo to the left and the completed drawing to the right. Click here for larger image>>

Grandchild Drawing

Grandchild Drawing
This portrait was commissioned for a grandmother for Christmas gift. Thank you Janet for choosing me be to be a part of this special Christmas gift for your mom. Click here for larger image>>

Grandchild Drawing Before and After

Grandchild Drawing Before and After
This image shows the before photo to the left and the completed drawing to the right. Click here for larger image>>

Black Star Ranch Drawing

Black Star Ranch Drawing
This portrait was commissioned by a daughter for her mother as a Christmas gift. This family has a passion for their horses and their family owned ranch. I love meeting other people living out their dreams and doing what they love every day. It’s inspiring to witness. Thank you for letting me be a part of this Christmas gift.Click here for larger image>>

Portrait of Grandchildren

Portrait of Grandchildren
This piece was commissioned for a Christmas gift by a family for their parents. All four grandchildren were drawn together from multiple photos. This was necessary because the family is spread all over the world making it very difficult to have them all together for a photo to be taken. See photo below for original images sent. I’m truly honored to have been chosen to create such a gift for this wonderful family. Click here for larger image>>

Original photos of Grandchildren

Original photos of Grandchildren
Separate family photos drawn together to create one grandchildren portrait.

Portrait Details

Portrait Details
The most important parts of our lives are right in front of us. They show up in some of the smallest places. Remember to take a moment to treasure yours.

Engagement photo from 1947 Recreated as an Hierloom Portrait Drawing

Engagement photo from 1947 Recreated as an Hierloom Portrait Drawing
I was recently commissioned to work on a project that has truly inspired me. This portrait was created as a birthday gift from daughter to father. She wanted her father to always have a reminder of his parents near him. I have a similar drawing in my home of my great grandmother. I pass it everyday on the wall and it helps me to feel her presence is always near, never forgotten. I’m truly honored to have been chosen to create such a gift for this wonderful family. Click here for larger image>>

Combining photos to make Portrait Drawing

Combining photos to make Portrait Drawing
The original image from their engagement photo was absolutely beautiful. It incorporated a wonderful nostalgia, grace and elegance seldom found today. But after looking at the other images sent over I really wanted that amazing smile of the grandmother to live on. Through the wonders of photoshop I was able to bring the best of both images together. Click here for larger image>>

Jackson Square Fountain Painting

Jackson Square Fountain Painting
Jackson Square Fountain, oil painting, impasto style, gallery wrapped canvas 24"x36". SOLD. Click here for larger image>>

Corner of Bienville and Bourbon Street

Corner of Bienville and Bourbon Street
JUST COMPLETED! Corner of Bienville and Bourbon Street, impasto style gallery wrapped canvas 11"x14" SOLD! Click here for larger image>>

Detail images of Corner of Bienville and Bourbon Street

Jackson Square Benches

Jackson Square Benches
Jackson Square Benches, impasto style gallery wrapped canvas 16"x20" SOLD. I just finished adding in the benches last night at midnight and the street lights last night. This paining has the most paint laid down on the canvas that I've done yet. I want the street light to the right side of the canvas to jump off the page with the bench to it's left raised in the foreground. This is definitly a three dimensional piece. Click here for larger image>>

Jackson Square Benches closup detail

Jackson Square Benches closup detail
This is a closup shot of the street light on the rightside of the painting shot at an angle to give you an idea of just how much dimension this painting has. Click here for larger image>>

Fleur de Sweets

Fleur de Sweets
I thought I would try something a little different with some of the leftover paint from Riverwalk View. Of course once I started I wound up having to take out more paint because I just couldn't help myself. I was thinking about candy, chocolate and caramel. mmmmmmm as I usually do. 8"x10" impasto style gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD. Click here for larger image>>

Fleur de Sweet-closup

Fleur de Sweet-closup
I had fun laying on extremely thick paint and having the paint mix in a marbling way. I would be more than happy to sit with nothing else to do but stare at these peaks and valleys, watching how the colors interracted with each motion of the palette knife.

Streetcars' Riverwalk View

Streetcars' Riverwalk View
Oil painting in impasto style. Gallery Wrapped Canvas 20"x 16" SOLD. Most recent painting completed and drying on the easel. Whenever I work on a painting or a drawing of a landscape I always create a place that I would enjoy staying in to kickback and stay a while. This is definely a place I would enjoy watching the sunset. Click here for larger image>>

Streetcars' Riverwalk View

Great Mother's Day Present LEO!

Great Mother's Day Present LEO!
This portrait was commissioned as a surprise Mother's Day gift. SOLD. Click here for larger image>>

Commissioned drawing for Mother's Day

Commissioned drawing for Mother's Day
This image shows the before photo to the left and the completed drawing to the right. SOLD. Click here for larger image>>

Pink Dahlia

Pink Dahlia
Oil painting in impasto style. Gallery Wrapped Canvas 11”x 14”. SOLD. You may recognize this as the flower I was painting at Southdown in front of my booth. After the show I worked on adding more colors, detail, and depth. It was an interesting experience painting in front of people. Many questions on the technique used with the palette knife, inquiries of how my get my paint so thick, and even a finger run over the wet paint. Ha, it was too inviting not to touch. Thank you everyone you made that a great day.

Southdown Plantation

Southdown Plantation
Oil painting in impasto style. Gallery Wrapped Canvas 20"x 16". SOLD.

Closup of Southdown painting

Closup of Southdown painting

Southdown Plantation painting with a gallery wrapped edge.

Southdown Plantation painting with a gallery wrapped edge.
I finish my paintings to wrap the edge. This allows the painting to be hung without being framed.

My booth

My booth
This was my booth at the 2011 Spring Southdown Marketplace Arts and Craft Show.

Nola Street Light

Nola Street Light
Oil painting in impasto style, gallery wrapped canvas 11"x14". SOLD. Click here for larger image >>

Nola Light closeup edge detail

Nola Light closeup edge detail
I took an photo from the side of the canvas to show how the painting wraps the edge of the canvas. This allows the painting to be hung without a frame. This also helps me to show you the texture produced by the palette knife. Click here for larger image >>

Nola Light side view

Nola Light side view
I took an photo from the side of the canvas to show how the painting wraps the edge of the canvas. This allows the painting to be hung without a frame. This also helps me to show you the texture produced by the palette knife.

Nola Street Light detail

Lloyd and Monique Lapeyrouse

Lloyd and Monique Lapeyrouse
Lloyd commissioned this drawing as an anniversary gift for his wife Monique. I am so glad to hear that Monique loves her gift and I want to wish this great couple and family many more wonderful years to come. SOLD. Click here for larger image >>

Lloyd and Monique closeup of drawing

Lloyd and Monique closeup of drawing
This closeup image shows more of the detail that each pencil mark leaves forming shadow and highlight. Every mark placed on the page helps to give the image it's realistic quality. SOLD. Click here for larger image >>

Jackson Square Balcony View

Jackson Square Balcony View
Oil painting gallery wrapped canvas in impasto style, 11" x 14". SOLD

Jackson Square Balcony View canvas edge detail

Jackson Square Balcony View canvas edge detail
I took an photo from the side of the canvas to show how the painting wraps the edge of the canvas. This allows the painting to be hung without a frame. This also helps me to show you the texture produced by the palette knife.

Jackson Square Balcony View another angle of edge detail

Jackson Square Balcony View another angle of edge detail
I took an photo from the side of the canvas to show how the painting wraps the edge of the canvas. This allows the painting to be hung without a frame. This also helps me to show you the texture produced by the palette knife.

Crawfish Boil with Foret family

Crawfish Boil with Foret family
This drawing was our family Christmas present to the Foret family. The instant I saw Ella tenderly place that little hand on Kaleb’s head, both completely amazed by that little crawfish, I knew it would be drawn Christmas. It was a wonderful afternoon spent with great friends and now this moment will always be remembered and cherished by all who see it. I love how one image can capture so much emotion and bring back so may memories that may other wise be lost over time. SOLD

Crawfish Boil with Foret family before and after

Crawfish Boil with Foret family before and after
This image shows the before photo to the left and the completed drawing to the right. SOLD

Chartres St. View of Cathedral

Chartres St. View of Cathedral
Oil painting gallery wrapped canvas in impasto style, 11" x 14". SOLD

Mr. and Mrs. Long Drawing

Mr. and Mrs. Long Drawing
Recently I was commissioned by Marian Long to create a drawing for a her husband Gary. The photo chosen is an amazing image of Mr. Gary’s parents taken many years ago, displaying the undeniable young love they shared. This family heirloom needed some tlc to restore it to its’ glory. After restoring the original photo in Photoshop, I used the retouched image to produce the drawing. The Long family now has a restored digital image of the grandparents to share with the family and a new heirloom drawing to pass down through the years. SOLD

Restored Long Family Heirloom

Restored Long Family Heirloom
The image to the left is the original photo given to me and the photo to the right is the restored image I created in Photoshop.

Fleur de Wine

Fleur de Wine
This commissioned piece was created for a customer in the Warehouse District, New Orleans. He loves the architecture of the city, the street lights in the quarter and has a passion for wine. Oil on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas in impasto style. SOLD Click here for larger image >>

Fleur de Wine progression

Fleur de Wine progression

Fleur de Wine light detail

Fleur de Wine light detail
Many layers of paint overlay each other from the different elements in the painting. The background was painted and allowed to dry for several weeks before I could paint on top those layers with the next elements in the foreground. This painting took several months to complete because of it's size and drying times required between painting. SOLD

Fleur de Wine splash detail

Olivia

Olivia
Meet Olivia, she is one of my husbands godchildren and this was drawn for her Christmas present. This is the medium I feel most at home in. Click here for larger image >>

Swamp with Water Lilies

Swamp with Water Lilies
Oil painting impasto style. Gallery wrapped canvas 18"x24". SOLD Click here for larger image >>

Swamp with water lilies closeup

Swamp with water lilies closeup
This is a closeup of the above painting to show more of the detail of the pallete knife strokes as well as the thickness of the paint.

Detail of Thickness of Paint

Detail of Thickness of Paint
This image is taken at an angle to the canvas to better illustrate the peaks and valleys of the paint as it was applied from the painting knife.

Josh Jackson Drawing

Josh Jackson Drawing
I had the honor of being commissioned to do a collage drawing for a local senior football player at E.D. White. I was given several images of Josh: a baby photo of him wearing a football shirt, Josh watching from the sidelines intently, and several action shots from past games in which he shined. I wish Josh the best with his future and I am very proud to have been able to create this for his family. SOLD Click here for larger image >>

Josh Jackson drawing before and after

Josh Jackson drawing before and after
This image shows the main photo of Josh to the left and the completed drawing to the right.

Jackson Square

Jackson Square
Detail of a painting in progress of Jackson Square Fountain.

Jackson Square light and clock detail

Jackson Square light and clock detail
This image is about to scale showing you the brush strokes lifesize. You can see all the texture in the strokes and paints layered over on another.

Lexi Bigham

Lexi Bigham
For the Best Maw, I'll love and miss you forever. 12-16-1906 - 9-12-2010. MINE FOREVER!

Lexi Bigham photo vs drawing

Lexi Bigham photo vs drawing
This image shows the original photo on the left and the completed drawing on the right.

Hanging Flower

Hanging Flower
Thanks to my friend Jeramie I now know this flower to be a fuschia hanging basket bloom. I loved how unique it is. A flower blooming upside down just struck me as interesting. OIl painting impasto style, gallery wrapped canvas 11"x14". SOLD

Hanging Flower side view

Hanging Flower side view
I took an photo from the side of the canvas to show how the painting wraps the edge of the canvas. This allows the painting to be hung without a frame. This also helps me to show you the texture produced by the palette knife.

Melinda and Max Drawing

Melinda and Max Drawing
Latest completed drawing of Melinda Fabre and her beloved Max. I wanted to show the comparison from the original photo to the completed drawing. SOLD

Detail of Melinda and Max

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers
After completing a few complex paintings involving several layers and architectural details I needed to produce something less complex and free flowing. Oil painting in impasto style. Gallery Wrapped Cavas 20"x 16". SOLD.

Pelican

Pelican
Latest oil painting painted with palette knives and thick texture. This piece was created for a customer in Marrero who's wife loves and collects pelicans. 11"x14" gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

Pelican Detail

Pelican Detail
A detail of the texture created with the palette knives. SOLD

Hope Drawing

Hope Drawing
I’ve had some request to see more pencil drawings I’ve done in the past. My drawing are done on an 11x17 paper with the drawn image inside of 8x10. Drawings are produced from a photo reference and on average take upward of 8 hours to complete. The advantages of a pencil drawing are eliminating background information from the original photo that can distract from the final piece. Other corrections can also be made like blemishes, hair out of place, wrinkles, or even those rolls that we think we don’t have. If I’m drawing a multi-person portrait I can take images of the subjects from separate photos if needed.

Couple Drawing

Couple Drawing

Girl on Bike Drawing

Lady's Gaze Drawing

Mom's view of NOLA

Mom's view of NOLA
This painting is based off of a painting I just knew my mom would love. I like to think of it as her view as if she stepped out of her home and that was what greeted her senses everyday. Oil on gallery wrap canvas, impasto. SOLD

My Moon over Miasma

My Moon over Miasma
James Michalopoulos inspired me to paint again. I visited his gallery with my husband as part of my Christmas present a couple of years ago. I was instantly drawn to the smell of the oils and the vibrance of the colors and texture in the paintings. I had liked his work before but it wasn't until i saw the originals that I understood and was hooked.

Second Coming

Second Coming
After completing this painting for a church in New Orleans I took about 8 years off from painting. This painting just took it all out of me. I've always been a pencil drawing artist but when your great grandma says honey can you...you say of course I can. Oil on canvas 4ft x 8ft with brushes. LOCATED NOW AT FIRST BAPTIST MARRERO, LA.

Mom's View from backyard

Mom's View from backyard
I created this for my mom for her birthday a couple years ago. I wanted a view I knew she would love, as if she walked out of her back door, walked to her favorite bench and got away from it all. Wood plank, 6"x14", woodburning, estimated 60 hours.

Grouping of woodburnings

Grouping of woodburnings

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The making of 'Who Dat Champions' by Stacey Fabre

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