View Full Version : Katrina Revisited

L Skylar Brown
12-29-2009, 05:41 AM
We have just passed the aniversary of Hurricanes Ike & Katrina. This prompted a series of images I created from the devastation, and aftermath. I concentrated on pets and children Here are Three dogs we rescued when we went down to New Orleans to help relatives.

12-29-2009, 07:09 AM
These paintings speak volumes, Skylar...the devastation that these hurricanes left behind is insurmountable. I remember watching Fox News during this time and wondering for days, where was the government's help? It was like I was watching it happen in another country or something. If it wasn't for the wonderful individuals, like yourself, helping others - even the abandoned animals - during this time, I am sure there would have been more lost lives.

12-29-2009, 07:58 AM
Amazing work Brown. Very nice and touching.

12-29-2009, 08:10 AM
Skylar, Total devastation that touched so many, and I agree with een, it was something shocking as there should have been so much more done. My husband had a couple of relatives that they never found. He still has relatives that are rebuilding there. I would have never returned, but many have. I love your paintings and they are so well done. How kind of you also to have rescued these dogs.:)

L Skylar Brown
12-29-2009, 08:24 AM
Een, Oriane, Alex - Thanks for commenting. These aren't my most technically executed, but they are quite emotional. I went with that rather than for acuracy of painting.

12-29-2009, 08:39 AM
A great series, Skylar! Emotional, evocative--besides, Im a sucker for anything with dogs. :)

L Skylar Brown
12-29-2009, 08:44 AM
Thanks Scott - I, too, am a sucker for those furballs!

12-29-2009, 09:36 AM
Powerful, thoughtful, evocative works LSB. :)

L Skylar Brown
12-29-2009, 09:41 AM
Byron, thank you. This is part of the mass of images I told you I wanted to share. (Even if they were created with 2.5)

12-29-2009, 09:46 AM
Powerful, thoughtful, evocative works LSB. :)

Agreed! Wonderful work Skyler!

L Skylar Brown
12-29-2009, 09:49 AM
Thanks, Sketch - I guess I achieved my goal!

12-29-2009, 10:00 AM
Byron, thank you. This is part of the mass of images I told you I wanted to share. (Even if they were created with 2.5)
You clearly have a body of outstanding work archived on your side of the monitor. Maybe a thread devoted to your 2.5 legacy would be interesting to open and keep running, adding a couple of new pics a day for a month or so???? It would then live as a unified, powerful, historical collection, fun to come visit frequently as you tease it out, and available for posterity for new members as they come on board over the years??? Meanwhile, with your gift for words and storytelling, your added commentary along the way would make the body of work as a whole a terrific, accessible, long-living creative artifact.

Just a thought. :):):)


L Skylar Brown
12-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Byron - That would work quite well. I have seen other similar Continuing Threads, and they seem to function successfully. Thanks.

12-29-2009, 05:16 PM
Poor doggies, poor people, i sometimes wonder how they are all doing now. Very good job, Skylar:-)

D Akey
12-29-2009, 07:37 PM
Almost too pretty for a disaster area. But pretty they are, and you have a lot of skill. :):):)

L Skylar Brown
12-30-2009, 07:47 AM
Thanks, D Akey, these were produced with 2.5, a short time after i got the program. I have improved since.

12-30-2009, 09:12 AM
Some stunning works Sky:):)

12-30-2009, 09:25 AM
I saw this paintings in gallery. great works!