Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Morning Marsh

This painting was done from a photo I took this past spring at Edisto Island. I photographed the marsh as the sun was rising and the marsh grasses glowed and the water shimmered. This painting is 11 x 14 and painted with soft pastels on tinted gatorboard I prepared myself.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Painting Monteagle

I spent several days in October painting Monteagle, Tennessee and the surrounding area with a group of artists from the Atlanta area. We painted each morning in the Monteagle Assembly of Homes and then in the afternoon we drove down to the valley to paint the farms and countryside. One day we drove to Sewanee and the University of the South, painting the overlook. Before I left on Saturday morning, I drove back down to the valley to take a few more photos. I met a nice older gentleman named Mr. Jacobs who let me take photos of his barn, garden and dog, Max. He also insisted on picking a huge bag of turnip greens for me before I left. The painting above is a small watercolor on a greeting card I painted for Mr. Jacobs to thank him for his generousity. Enjoy!