The Old Place

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Getting to know the stories behind commissioned art is just as exciting for me as creating them. Thank you Mark for commissioning me to create something so special that will now help share the story and continue the legacy of the “Les Vielle Place” for generations to come. These walls can’t talk, but below you’ll read some of the history behind this family’s cherished estate…

“Les Vieille Place”
(Cajun French for “The Old Place”)

“A long winding country road, just north of Oberlin, Louisiana, nestled peacefully under a family of live-oak trees, dead ends at the Old Place. It was settled by the Reed family in the early 1850s and is located at the edge of the Calcasieu river bottom.

The Reed’s were devout Catholics and family values were of upmost importance. They spoke Cajun French and there was always an open door at the Old Place where visitors were always welcomed to “get down” to visit, have coffee and enjoy family dinner.

These mighty, large live-oaks have stood strong through every major event that they’ve encountered throughout history. They have withstood many hurricanes through the years and a tornado in 1980 that took out the old barn and several large pecan tress, but somehow spared the old house. They also provided shade for countless boucherie, a few fais do-dos and certainly a few courtships over the years.
They represent longevity and strength for 6 generations of Reeds and always welcome you…home.” ~ Becky Fos's original Instagram post re: The Old Place

Print Options & Shipping Details

Mini Paper Prints are high-quality paper prints on satin-finished photo paper and include a half-inch white border on all sides of the image. Please note, Mini Paper Prints are not signed, nor numbered. (Processing time between 1-2 weeks)

Large and Extra Large Paper Prints are artist signed and numbered out of a limited edition series of 100 on stark-white, heavyweight archival paper. Each Large Paper Print includes a white 1-inch border on all sides of the image. (Processing time between 1-2 weeks)

Canvas Prints are artist signed and numbered out of a limited edition series of 50. Each Canvas print is available in multiple sizes. If you don’t see a size that works for you, please contact us as each canvas print is custom-created to order. Canvas Prints are stretched over 1.4″ wooden stretcher bars and gallery-wrapped. Each Canvas Print is finished with wiring, providing it ready for hanging. (Processing time between 3-6 weeks depending on delivery needs)

Embellished Canvas Prints: Becky Fos hand-embellishes the canvas print with thick acrylic brushstrokes and texture to give the appearance of an original. Signed and numbered by Becky Fos on back. (Processing time between 3-6 weeks depending on delivery needs)

Shipping: All canvas prints are custom ordered, wired, signed, and numbered by Becky Fos. Canvases over 36" are shipped using a local freight company.

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