Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Nice Owl

This is a rescan of the owl in order to include all of the tail. The size is now 5.5 x 7. Plus now there is FREE SHIPPING !

Knock Knock: Who's there?
​Hoo, Hoo.
Hoo, Hoo, Who?
Boy, there must be an owl around here!
Hah hah hah hah hah hah!!!!!

That's hilarious! Anyway, this painting is my response to the challenge of the week. I tried the bold, crisp stroke approach and I was pleased with the results.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Green Tomatoes #2

This is another green tomatoes painting from my father-in-law's garden. This time I used a more wet-in-wet watercolor approach. The day before had been rainy, but this day, the sun came out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Green Tomatoes # 1

My father-in-law always grows a lot of tomatoes. It was a rainy cloudy day as I started this painting from life while sitting near the garden. I had to finish it indoors as the rain started up again. Here is a close-up look done in an illustration style.​

Saturday, July 12, 2014

4th of July Weekend Reunion

I attended a reunion this past 4th of July weekend. It was a good time of fellowship, renewing acquaintances, and figuring out the family tree.​

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wild Blackberries

I spotted these berries on my brother's land in Greenfield, Tennessee. I grew up picking wild blackberries and these brought back memories.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Big Red Oak

Oak trees fall into two general categories - White Oak and Red Oaks. There is only one White Oak and it has rounded lobes on its leaves and whitish shaggy bark. There are many varieties of Red Oaks. This is an enormous one on my brother's property in Greenfield, Tennessee. I love the dappled sunlight and the way it blends into its background...and all the colors running through it.​

Friday, July 4, 2014

Barn and Truck

I took a lot of photos with my new camera on a recent trip across Tennessee. My wife drove as I shot photos out of the window. I knew a lot of them would be blurry and badly composed, but I also knew that I could use my artistic license and make something out of them.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Behind The Barn

I still love old barns and I am not ashamed of it. I know it has been done before, but I will keep on doing it. Weathered wood....decay...nostalgia...sunshine and shadow... it is my landscape.​