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Iconic New Orleans Architecture French Quarter Courtyards

Courtyards are among the most beautiful and hidden elements of New Orleans architecture and here are five of David's courtyard paintings of the French Quarter. 

While courtyards have long been rightly associated with New Orleans architecture, these interior spaces rarely fully present themselves from the street. As a result we can never know what jewel may be cached behind the sober walls of a townhouse, and it is this half-hidden quality that adds to the allure of courtyards. A quick flash of green glimpsed through a narrow iron gate or the brief sound of a trickling fountain, courtyards are the architectural equivalent of whispers, or even lingerie.

Pricing for the patio scenes can be found on the Price List from the Home Page or clicking on Price List here.

"Sunrise in the Garden"

"The best time to be in the French Quarter is early in the morning, after the revelers have retired and before the tourists get up. Start at the
Mississippi River, where there’s a path for walking, running or biking
and plenty of benches to take in the views. Now would be a good
time to hit up the nearby Café du Monde, the coffee and beignets tourist haunt that still has locals’ approval, before the crowds descend. 
Then make your way to visit one of the many French Quarter patios
where the Big Easy gets it's name.
There is nothing like living in the French Quarter and watching for the
sunrise as it meanders its way over the Mississippi and
slowly makes its way to your patio. In this painting, David has captured
the rays of sunlight as they slowly slip over the rooftops.
This painting is the newest addition to David's patio scenes."


"Sunrise in the Garden"

framed 24x36
Acrylic-$850

(Price List)

"Early Morning In The Garden"

"New Orleans is famous for it's old-world courtyards with flowing fountains nestled in the French Quarter." A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. These areas were often the primary meeting places for some purposes, leading to the other meanings of court. Before courtyards, open fires were kept burning in a central place within a home, with only a small hole in the ceiling overhead to allow smoke to escape. Over time, these small openings were enlarged and eventually led to the development of the centralized open courtyard we know today."

"Early Morning In The Garden"

30x40 Acrylic
$650

(Price List)

"Secret Garden Bourbon Street"Secret Garden

"The space and size of Vieux Carre lots were determined by the French, as was their practice of building directly on the banquette, or sidewalk, securing privacy in the courts and gardens behind their primary living quarters. The French also possessed the Gallic sentiment of desire for privacy in the home. The original front houses were smaller than today's Spanish-influenced homes, with larger garden areas for growing vegetables and raising poultry and farm animals to feed the family. The present day gardens reveal beauty, sculpture and architecture."

"Secret Garden Bourbon Street"

24"x36"
$750

(Price List)

"In The Garden"

"New Orleans is famous for it's old-world courtyards with flowing fountains nestled in the French Quarter." A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. These areas were often the primary meeting places for some purposes, leading to the other meanings of court. Before courtyards, open fires were kept burning in a central place within a home, with only a small hole in the ceiling overhead to allow smoke to escape. Over time, these small openings were enlarged and eventually led to the development of the centralized open courtyard we know today."

"In The Garden"

(Private Collection)

"In The Garden With Pickles"

"New Orleans is a gardener's paradise. Fragrant ginger and night-blooming jessamine scent the air. Nary a crack in the cement or divot in the wall is free from rogue ferns, mosses, or draping greenery. For generations, residents from wildly varied cultures and sensibilities have been at work creating magnificent gardens throughout the city. Pickles was David's beloved dog and is
shown in this scene."

"In The Garden With Pickles"

24x36
$650

(Price List)