Current Portfolio

My current work celebrates the beauty I find in a loved one’s smile, the camaraderie of siblings, sunrise walks along the intracoastal waterway, and looking out over the fields of my childhood home — beauty that evil and tragedy can’t erase.

Click on any of the images below to see options for canvas copies and prints. Or go directly to https://artpal.com/leonapatrick to see all my work available for print.

2021 Into the Brighter Light

Let’s have a brighter 2021!
24” by 36” oil on canvas, completed January 1, 2021. The brighter light and the gentle ripples flowing forward in the bottom right corner herald better times to come.

Based on the following photograph

2020 Into The Light

24” by 36” oil on canvas. November sunrise in Thunderbolt, Georgia, along the Wilmington River on the intracoastal waterway. It represents a weary world’s struggle to keep their focus on the light coming in through the dark clouds of 2020.

Also based on the photograph above.

Nicky on Balkony

18” x 24” oil on canvas of Nicky on the balcony enjoying the morning view of the Wilmington River on the intracoastal waterway in Thunderbolt, Georgia.

Based on this photograph.

Shrimp Boat in Thunderbolt

30” by 40” oil on canvas of a shrimp boat docking at sunrise after an early morning catch.

Original photograph:

Returning to Thunderbolt

30” by 40” oil on canvas sunrise scene of a boat returning to Thunderbolt, Georgia, along the Wilmington River on the Inter-coastal waterway.

Original photograph (reversed):

Evening in Thunderbolt

18” by 24” oil on canvas evening view of Wilmington River along the intracoastal waterway in Thunderbolt, Georgia.

Based on a portion of the photograph below:

Sunrise in Thunderbolt

18” by 24” oil on canvas of a sunrise over the Wilmington River along the intracoastal waterway in Thunderbolt, Georgia.

Original photograph:

Cloud Coming In

18” by 24” oil on canvas. The lights in the middle top are from the Thunderbolt Marina.

Based on a portion of this photograph:

Fields of Pageland

A 40” x 16” oil on canvas view of the southern fields and pump shed on Pageland Farm, where the author grew up, still in the family today. On the farm’s eastern side, it is adjacent to the Manassas Battlefield Park.

View of Pageland Farm
Fields of Pageland 2019

Based on the this photograph:

Beach Booms on Tybee

16” by 20” oil on canvas of the Boomer artist (right) and her Boomer sisters Sally, left, and Laurie, middle, on the beach at Tybee Island, Georgia, painted in 2018.

Intensified the colors based on this photograph:

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Sisters at Tybee

12” by 12” oil on canvas of sisters under a pavilion at Tybee Island, Georgia. My plans are to work on it some more to make the features clearer and the background colors brighter.

Based on this photograph:

Jungle Patrol in Vietnam

Sketched from a photograph, but without realizing it, I gave him an older face because that’s how I knew him.

John

16” by 20” oil on canvas. After forty years of not picking up a paint brush, my boyfriend’s request for a portrait and my sunrise walks along the intercostal waterway started my metamorphosis into the artist I am today. In October of 2013, John died of leukemia from Agent Orange, a final reward for serving his country as a Marine in Vietnam. I was blessed to have time with him.

I don’t have the original photo for this, but here is a shot of him squinting in the sun:

Digitally enhanced version
Created with the $9.99 Procreate app for IPad. To touch up the original oil on canvas version, I imported it to Procreate. With Procreate’s zoom feature, it is much easier to get the details like the eyes and fingers. If you make a mistake, it has a multiple undo feature. Unlike oils, you don’t have to scrape the paint off or wait days for it to dry before you can correct your mistakes. I can get the job done so much faster!

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