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6 October 2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry


Metairie, Louisiana

This is one of my favorite oil paintings that I had put on the curb with my heap of flood debris. It has mildew on the back of the canvas. I changed my mind and took it back and put it on the porch. Since people are just now beginning to get back into New Orleans and get their flooded houses opened, there are not any art people back in business yet.
If anyone seeing this knows how I can clean the mildew off the canvas (it is an acidic free canvas) would they please respond. I love this painting as it reminds me of the years I lived in Pennsylvania and the wonderful Amish people.

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Ann Pettigrew03-Aug-2012 03:31
I live in York, PA. Were you in the Lancaster Amish country by any chance?
Susan 22-Apr-2008 03:44
Colleen, I have enjoyed your photos so much. My mother, who now lives in Chicago, grew up in Reserve and Norco, and has been sending me news and links about the Spillway opening. That's how I learned of your photo collection. Your post-Katrina photos stopped me in my tracks. I'm an art conservator in Chicago and your moldy painting caught my eye. I know it's almost 3 years later but maybe you're still trying to save it. See my company's web site: Thank you for sharing these incredible photos. What a wonderful tribute.
virginiacoastline08-Jul-2006 16:40
I hope you got an answer to the mildew problem . . .and IF you did . . .do you suppose you could post it here?? I'm sure there are a few of us who could use the help too =)
Bob Foisel26-Apr-2006 16:22
I'm glad you pulled it out there are mildew killers out there, I'm sure someone can help you.
carol j. phipps04-Apr-2006 03:54
Glad you captured this moment and saved the painting.
thatfarmgirl26-Oct-2005 21:06
I had no idea you ever lived in Pennsylvania. I'm so sorry to see all the loss.
Elise Beron 08-Oct-2005 18:40
Colleen - I went to the park, finally, but couldn't find a swan or cygner anywhere. Fed my ducks and geese--they were ravenous! Not one single turtle came up to eat (usually, I had 40 - 50) and not one fish nibbled at the bread. Water was dark brown, and the park was eerily quiet! Very depressing. Have you seen swans? Thank you for the pic of the stone bridge! Love,
laine8208-Oct-2005 03:43
I do hope Tom can help you, Coleen. It would be a shame to toss it only to find it can be restored.
Tom Darby08-Oct-2005 01:56
Coleen I will ask my son the oil painter how to clean and save your painting. By all means do not throw it out, it is a beautiful momento of your times here in Pennsylvania. Adam will know what to do or he can ask his colleagues how to clean the mildew from it.