Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Shed


Just an old shed in Greenfield, Tennessee. I did this pleinair and touched it up a little back in the studio.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Swing

My brother tied a rope to a tree above the pond in the field near his house in Greenfield, Tennessee. The boys had a lot of fun that day.

I enjoyed rendering the sparkling water and the reflections. The suggestion of waves/ripples follows the movement of the swing.



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Soybeans

This is a common sight in West Tennessee and many other rural communities in the south. Close to harvest time, you can walk through the fields, break open the pods and chew on the beans. They have a unique flavor. 

Artistically speaking, I was attracted to the fuzzy texture and the subtle color changes.




Friday, May 12, 2017

Obion River no. 3

If you are willing to get a little muddy and you dress right to protect yourself from mosquitoes and saw briers this is a typical sight in the Obion River bottoms after there has been a lot of rain.




Monday, May 1, 2017

Obion River no. 2

This is another treatment of a painting I did several years ago. The Obion River is in northwest Tennessee. It has a rich history including tales of Davy Crockett and the Civil War.



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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Obion River Muddy

​This is Davy Crockett country in the forks of the Obion River in northwest Tennessee. There is a quiet stillness in areas like this, where the breeze doesn't blow and when the tree frogs are between choruses.

The crisscrossing branches have a reaching, finger like quality to them as they stretch out toward the still water.