Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Deere in Maine

Deere in Maine, 30x40, oil on gallery wrap

I saw this tractor on the side of the road in Maine when we were there last year. Every time we drove by I checked out the light on it... then one day it was PERFECT! I jumped out of the car and walked up to take pictures of it from a respectable distance and noticed a guy mowing the lawn. He was just staring at me... I said,"good morning! I am a painter  and would love to take photos of this tractor if I could?" in my nice southern gentlemanly way. He was not impressed. After an awkward pause and an ugly look, he exhaustedly dismissed me with wave of his hand and said, "go ahead!" and not in a nice way. 

You never know if the people you come in contact with are gonna be nice or not. 80% of them a more than ok with you taking photos or setting up to paint, 15% of them can be pacified with a statement like the one above, a business card and looking them in the eye when you shake their hand... the other 5% ARE JUST CRAZY. I ran into this situation with parents when I taught... 95% are great... 5% are crazy pants.

Be Careful out there, there are 5 Percenters everywhere!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Cypress Point, Kentucky Lake

One of my other favorite spots to paint in Tennessee... Cypress Point on Kentucky Lake​

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Barn on Lamar Potts Road

I have painted this barn several times over the past several years... on my own, in workshops and with friends. This one is done in gouache.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Under the Bridge, Study

This was a limited palette study I did for a series of paintings I did of this view. One of them was used by our local arts council as a poster for an dance and music event. This painting helped me to fall in love with limited palette again.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Apalachicola Bay

Nice view at the end of one of the access roads that takes you out to the Apalachicola Bay in Apalachicola, Florida.​

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Barn at Oak Grove

Painted this barn at Oak Grove Plantation in my hometown as a study for a series of paintings on this location for the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Country Road

Painted this from some reference I took last fall while visiting with the Plein Air painters of the Southeast in Leipers Fork, Tennessee... or as I like to call it, God's Country.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Buchanan General Store

This is one of my favorite go-to subjects to paint when we are visiting family in Tennessee. If I find myself riding aimlessly looking for something, I just go here! There is always something to paint!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Miss Mae

You can't go to Apalachicola, Florida and not paint shrimpers... this is one of my favorite boats to paint in the Mill Pond... the Miss Mae.

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