Saturday, May 17, 2008

May paintings

I promise that I have been painting. These were done earlier this month. Right now they're in drying racks waiting to be photographed and posted. I hope to post each one separately very soon.
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

being in the right place at the right time.....

While painting in Red Clay Park last week, I was interviewed by a reporter from the Chattanooga News Freepress. Pictures taken, questions asked - the whole thing done impromptu.

Being in the right place at the right time does occasionally happen. I was glad I had business cards with me. If you'd care to read the story, I've included the link. There is no photo here, but that's ok. I was dressed for painting - not having my picture taken.

Springhouse at Meadowlawn

This is still "cooking". I've tweaked the big tree on the left, making the trunk larger and adding some limbs. There are also adjustments needed in the background. Tomorrow's weather should be the same as today's, so I'll complete the adjustments onsite in the morning. I simply ran out of time (and shade). Maybe Sandra can join me and we can have a small paint-out.
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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Eternal Flame at Red Clay

Today was windy at Red Clay State Park. I had to tape my canvas to the easel so it didn't fly away! This painting isn't quite finished yet - needs some tweaking here and there. The painting on my easel is standing in the shade, so it appears darker than the trees. The subject is the eternal flame located on a knoll overlooking the council house. I may return in a few days, painting in hand, to finish.

Red Clay is a wonderful place to visit. It's quiet - a great place to get away from the rest of the world.
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