Monday, October 10, 2011

Cain's Land completed 9/27/11

There were plenty of scenes to paint on this wonderful spread of land. I remember the clear day that it was and the hospitality of the owners ... they gave personal tours of the 600 acres that boarder the Duck River and of the newly restored house built originally in the mid 1800s. It's a 16"x12" Oil on masonite.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Docked Blue completed 9/8/11

I liked the colors and perspective on this scene. Will be needing to buy more blue paint now. This one is 14"x11" Oil on masonite.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Brass and Orange completed 8/1/11

A simple still life of a brass bowl and a couple of oranges. I painted this one from life. I had to raise it up more near eye level using my wife's stool. So ... she calls me at work, "where's my stool?". Good thing she asked ... because she would have NEVER found it under that drapery! It's only 8"x6" in size. Oil on linen

Friday, July 22, 2011

Silos in the Morning completed 7/21/11

This is a typical scene that you would find here around Springfield, Tn. I enjoyed painting the light spilling across, the overlapping of the shapes and masses, and the cool colors in the shadow side of things. 14"x11" Oil on linen

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two Lemons completed 6/18/11

Just a small still-life painting from life. Enjoyed working with the warm colors on this one. 10"x8" Oil on masonite

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Carter Property completed 6/7/11

This is a plein-air painting of the Carter House property in Franklin, Tn. The red building has many bullet holes it from the historic Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. It will be for sale at the Carnton Chestnut art show next month. 14"x11" Oil on linen

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sam's in Hillsboro Village completed 5/24/11

Except for the runner ... this one was completed plein-air at the first paintout that Local Color Art Gallery in Nashville, TN has offered. There were about 38 artists participating. I had a great time! 10"x8" Oil on linen

Friday, May 13, 2011

Behind Lisa's Gallery completed 5/13/11

This one was about 75% completed during Kevin Menck's plein-air workshop at Leiper's Creek Gallery. It's just a field out behind the gallery. Kevin's work is very nice ... you should Google him sometime. 10"x8" Oil on masonite

Friday, April 29, 2011

Carter House Gable completed 4/28/11

Built in 1830 ... the Carter House was caught in the middle of the bloody Civil War Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. It was painted as a plein-air piece ... but the perspective was fine tuned considerable back in the studio. This one will be for sale in July of this year at a Chestnut Group show. 10"x8" Oil on linen

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Campbell Spring completed 4/13/11

This spring begins at the base of this tree ... makes me wonder which came first. Also, it reminds me of a well-known Bible verse ... "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season ... " Psalm 1:3a 14"x11" Oil on linen

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Carnton Plantation completed 3/22/2011

This property has a great historical significance. I don't think I've ever painted a subject that has stirred my emotions more. It's probably because we had a great tour guide. It will be for sale at a show in mid July of this year. 14"x11" Oil on linen

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cummins Falls completed 2/7/2011

Here's the main water fall at Cummins. It's now for sale online to benefit the property where the falls are. The price is $490.00 framed and ready to hang. 11"x14" Oil on linen

Stepping Down completed 2/2/2011

This is a painting of Cummins Falls ... just above the falls. It sold at a show at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN for $300 just a few days ago. 10"x8" Oil on linen

Monday, January 24, 2011

Old Cowboy Painting completed 1985

I painted this one about twenty-six years ago. It was hidden away in a closet ... actually, I had forgotten all about it. 20"x16" oil on masonite.