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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tumble Down -

stone wall, stream, reflections, ripples,Tennessee Valley, Daily Landscape oil painting

I painted this early in the morning a few days ago but wanted to fool around with it a bit before posting.



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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ridge Road -

Daily painting, Pisgah Ridge, Franklin Hayes Rd.,Tennessee

The third of my sketches on Pisgah Ridge. I will be returning soon...I left my dogs leash tied to a tree there. I usually let Annie (my dog) roam and explore but, I set up too close to the road and she kept wandering down to it.
There were cows in the field across the road when I started but...they refused to pose when I got to that part of the painting.



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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The House on the Ridge -

Daily Painting, Farm House, Maple Tree, Spring Light and Shadow,Front Porch

The second of my paintings on Pisgah Ridge. I had a blast painting this, it was a perfect, clear, spring day.
I found a wonderful surprise while visiting Belinda Del Pesco's blog this morning. Check it out!



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Monday, April 19, 2010

Barn on the Ridge -

Daily Landscape Oil Painting, Barn, Pisgah Ridge, Tennessee

I found this beautiful property on Pisgah Ridge in Tennessee. I started with the barn, then the house and then a view down the road.
I really like this painting but unfortunately the photo of it is terrible. I always seem to have problems when photographing paintings that are predominately green, dark paintings give me trouble too. I will have to figure this out soon...it's spring and green is everywhere.


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Late Afternoon in Paint Rock -

Daily Landscape Oil Painting, Paint Rock Preserve, Barn, Tree, Alabama

This is the sketch I painted without the benefit of a tripod to mount my paintbox on. I held the box with one hand and painted with the other...very awkward.


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Friday, April 16, 2010

Paint Rock Barn - 2

Daily Landscape,Paint Rock, Alabama, Barn, oil painting

The second of my paintings of the barn at the Paint Rock Preserve. Same goal as the first,but perhaps with a bit more stature to the building. There is a third sketch from a few days later that I will post tomorrow.



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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Paint Rock Barn - 1

Daily Landscape Oil Painting, Barn,Paint Rock Preserve,Alabama

I will begin offering paintings for sale again, starting with this painting.
This is the first of two paintings I completed at the Paint Rock Preserve. The goal was to keep it simple and graphic and I think I accomplished that. I don't know what sort of farm equipment that is but I loved the color of it against the gray barn and green grass.




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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Afternoon in the Valley - 3

Daily Landscape Oil Painting, Gurly, AL, Tennessee Valley

The third of my sketches in Gurly, Alabama. Tomorrow I will be posting the first of two sketches of the barn at the Paint Rock Preserve. Tonight after work I drove out to the Preserve to paint. When I got there I discovered that I had left my tripod at home. It is very uncomfortable to hold the paint box with one hand and try to paint with the other, but, I did it. I'm not quite in the groove yet but it feels close and I am having a great time painting again.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Afternoon in the Valley-2, and A Posthumous Floral -

Daily Paintings,Gurly, AL,Dead Daffodils,Post It Notes

The second of three paintings in the Tennessee Valley. Also a still life/floral from last week that I spent so much time admiring that I forgot to post it. I'm not exactly sure why...but I like this one very much.




Monday, April 12, 2010

Afternoon in the Valley - 1

This is the first of three sketches I painted in Gurly, Alabama.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cut Through The Woods -

Daily Landscape Oil Painting, Elk River,Elkton, Tennessee

A most productive weekend of painting. I started out at the Gardner Homestead and then moved down to the river. My dog loved it...no cattle fences or barbed wire and lots of mud to roll around in. This small stream feeds into the Elk River.

Back Porch, Matt Gardner Homestead -

Daily Landscape Oil Painting, Elkton, Tennessee

This is the back porch of the Gardner Homestead. I also painted the front porch last September (click here to see it).
You can check out this interesting museum and its history by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Stump and Tall Grass

My Easter morning sketch. A large field with hills and a dirt road access. Quiet,private and safe to let my dog wander and explore.
This tree fell in a storm last year, it was cut up, the branches piled, but was never removed...lucky for me.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hiding in a Good Book -

Daily Still Life Painting, Granny Smith Apple, Aeroplane Boys Book

The book is "The Aeroplane Boys - Among The Clouds or Young Aviators in a Wreck" by John Luther Langworthy (1912). A fun story of 2 boys who design and build an "aeroplane" in the barn. They are persued by suspicious men in a "Touring Car" out to steal their innovative designs.

The apple is a Granny Smith, simple, delicious and colorful.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Honk and Book -

Daily Still Life, Honk Honk Ahoo, Bert Wilson's Fade Away Ball, Tube of Oil Paint

A few of my favorite things. Honk Honk Ashoo, created by my good friend, Ralph Cosentino. Check out this charming character - (here).
The book is from my own collection of kid's books. It is "Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" from 1913 by J.W. Duffield. It is one of a series of "Bert Wilson" stories. Lastly a tube of paint...I have so little time to choose objects to paint and there are always tubes of paint around me and I really like the look of them.