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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Monday, August 24, 2015

Thoughts on Subscribing and a link to my latest blog post

So, I have found that the FASO blog is great, but it doesn't send an email to you to let you know I have posted... which makes me mildly unhappy.

The good news is that you can subscribe to the RSS feed which means that if you add it to your RSS feed (most have no idea what that is) Then you will see every new post as I put it up.

If you use a Mac and have Safari, you can click "follow this blog" on my blog page on the website. It prompts you to add to your shared links or your reading list. To see the feed, you have to go to View, then click Show Shared Links or Show Reading List

Some kinda good news is that if you use BLOGGER, you already have a RSS reader built into that app, they call it a Reading List. Thats how I follow my blogs. If you go to the BLOGGER page where you edit your blog and scroll down you will see all the blogs you follow.

What you can do is click the ADD button in your feed, copy and paste the homepage of my blog, which is here, and simply paste the URL address and click ok, or follow or whatever.

You must make sure that you insert the general blog address and not just a particular post... otherwise that post and it's comments are all you get!

I found that it added the link to the blog, but you had to click on compelled to paint on the list and follow the link... so, that's not a very good solution either! I am at a loss and will keep trying to figure this out. I hope you will contact me so I can try to help you get back on track!

Many of you signed up for my newsletter, which is GREAT, but I will not be sharing all blog posts there... and honestly, I am terrible at getting the newsletter out on time!

I hope this helps, and I hope to see you back on my new blog commenting away!

Here is a link to my latest post about my studio palette to wet your appetite!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Making Changes: Blog Shift

I really want to blog more, but this format just isn't working for me. I need to SIMPLIFY!

This blog will stay up, but I hope you will join me on the blog attached to my website.

With this simplification, I will be able to talk more... not just about my paintings, but about my process, the studio, the events, the business and what I have learned over the past decade of my artistic journey.

I hope you will subscribe to my blog and follow more of my artistic persuit here in the Deep South!

Hope to see you on the other blog!!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Morning Commute

This was my morning commute for over 5 years. I had to move before I had time to paint it!

You can purchase this piece here, framed for $1800

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Morning by the River

Painted a few studies of this before this version. This is the Skidaway River just outside Savannah, GA at the UGA Marine Biology Extension where we used to take a group of students every year. I will miss those trips... a little.

Morning by the River, 12x24, oil on linen, $1300, purchase here

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Study, Sweet Potato Farm

Study, Sweet Potato Farm, 5x7, oil on linen, $100, farm, landscape
Study, Sweet Potato Farm
oil on linen

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Study, Untitled

Study, Untitled, 5x7, oil on linen, $100, architecture, inside, house
Study, Untitled
oil on linen

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Thursday, March 12, 2015


Approach, 9x12, oil on panel, $700, landscape, skyscape, rain, thunderstorm, 
oil on panel

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Under the Walkway

It's been several weeks since I have been able to paint for myself. Lots of commission work going on. I allowed myself for time yesterday and this is what spoke to me. This is a little alley in Savannah that runs between River Street and Bay Street. You get the great shadows cast by the walkways. It's very intriguing.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015