Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Steele Burden Museum Center at LSU

18 X 23 Oil on Masonite
When Mike and I went to Louisiana last summer we spent an afternoon at the Steele Burden Rural Life Museum which is owned and operated by LSU. The museum grounds hosts a number of old Civil War era buildings and an extensive collection of artifacts from that era (many of which were donated by my father's family). One of the best features of the grounds is the All American Rose Display Garden which was in full bloom while we were there.
The 440-acre area now referred to as the Burden Center (originally Windrush Plantation) was owned by the Burden family from the mid 1800s until the final segment was donated to LSU in the early 1990s. I painted this rather "folksy style" painting from several photographs I took late in the day.
Proverbs 11:29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.

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