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Monday, June 4, 2012

Ducros House, Thibodeaux LA

This weekend found me road-tripping from Fort Worth to Houston to Thibodeaux, Louisiana and back.  I sketched this amazing Greek Revival house on the edge of Thibodeaux while my daughter attended a friend's wedding festivities there.  I later found out it's the Ducros plantation house, built between 1830 and 1850.  It's on the National Register and is currently undergoing restoration to see new life as a bed and breakfast.  I loved the fact that the road sign across from the house said, "Devil's Swamp Road;" sounds like something from a screenplay.  The sketch took about 20 minutes, standing on the roadside and using the trunk of my car as a drawing table.  I added the watercolor later while having lunch at Cane's Fried Chicken in town.  8 in. x 11in. in a Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.

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  1. I've been in the Devil's Swamp, nothing good happens in Devil's Swamp. Just like at the CrossRoads.

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    1. Dang right nothing good happens at them crossroads...

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  2. Wow the sketch of Greek Revival house is simply amazing, you have such a great talent of making magic with the colours indeed...I wonder your speed of making the sketch is really amazing as you only 20 minutes to prepare a fantastic sketch..!!

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    1. Thanks very much. The speed with which I made the sketch was partially due to the fact that I was sketching from the roadside in the very hot summer sun of south Louisiana. The weather was too uncomfortable to stay for a long time.

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