|Cypresses, Oil on Linen, 56" x 34"|
Bayou Dorcheat is a stream whose source is in Nevada County, Arkansas and mouth ends some 115 miles later in Lake Bistineau, Louisiana. Bayou is a French term used in the US for a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area. It can refer to a slow-moving stream or river, or to a marshy lake or wetland. Dorcheat is the typical slow moving stream which widens at places into a river. This painting is a composed of points of view taken from photographs my brother, John Ed, took while boating on Dorcheat. It will be going to Arkansas where it will reside in the home of my brother Robert and his wife Marla near Dorcheat.