This is painted from reference taken on the Tellico River in the Cherokee National Forest near Tellico Plains, TN. I laid down a watercolor foundation and added gouache (opaque watercolor) to bring out the fall colors.
HIGHWAY 40 BLUES
This is a scene I have noticed countless times and wanted to paint. I love the distance, the shadows and the lonely feeling of a long highway.
HILLOCK, MOUSETAIL LANDING
I sat in a camp chair and painted this during a cold boy scout trip to Mousetail Landing state park in Tennessee.
Afternoon shadows and fall colors caught my attention on this typical street in my neighborhood.
TENNESSEE RIVER VIEW
I took a wrong turn trying to meet up with the rest of the boy scout troop and wound up here. I decided to go ahead and do a quick painting while I was lost.
AUTUMN TREE BANK
My family took a little trip to a trail near our house. I stopped near a pond and rendered this.
Christmas season 2013…I left a family reunion behind for a little while and drove to this empty parking lot and found some interesting colors and shadows.
I drove around Tullahoma during our annual visit to the inlaws and found this nice composition near an old school.