Natchez Biglane Smoke Tower
Natchez Biglane Smoke Tower today is a small brick cylinder with a beautiful crepe myrtle planted in it. The smoke tower was a brick smoke tower that was monumental but had to be taken down in the early 2000’s due to instability. It was originally part of the Natchez Box Company Factory. I love a scene where the Mississippi River Bridge peeks through the trees and has botanical opportunities. This painting gave me lots of trouble as I’ve never painted a crepe myrtle and I will need to practice more to get the hang of this beautiful tree. I love a good puzzle but this one was a hard puzzle. Is it solved? Nope, the puzzle is not solved, only explored for future resolution.
9x12 acrylic on hardboard panel. Unframed
Prints available on Saatchi Art Gallery here https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Natchez-Biglane-Smoke-Tower/663596/7837647/view