Thursday, November 7, 2013

"Countdown to "Three Rivers Art Festival"… Two days left!

The stone bridge at City Park...
This is a piece I finished about a month ago is 16"x 20" in size and was painted in the studio from a plethora of photos I shot on two different days. I will be showing it at the Three Rivers Art Festival this coming weekend, but slightly changed. After looking at it for a while, I thought it needed a bit more atmosphere with lighted palm "frawns" and a few more lagoon lily pads.


Any one who is familiar with City Park in New Orleans, is very familiar with this stone icon. As a kid, I remember playing "Army" dressed in full combat gear ( circa World War II ) with my other soldier buddies attempting to attack or defend the bridge at all costs. That was a long time ago, and the bridge survived our attacks and many other catastrophes over the years.

It was a fun piece to paint and I suspect I will be doing a few more of these over time. In fact, if I had a few more hours of drying time, I probably would go back into this one to make an adjustment or two, though regardless, I really am happy with how nice it turned out!

You know how we artists are… never satisfied!

Copyright 2013/Ben Bensen III


  1. Wow! I don't think that the bridge ever looked that great! Lovely!

  2. Thanks Ms. Newbie. I'm pretty happy with it, too. Many visitors to my booth came by and reminisced about their relationship with that bridge.