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.