Friday, August 31, 2012

New Release

Sit A Bit
This is the newest addition to my series "Windows On The Square."  A series about the way I see downtown Paris, Tennessee.    The original photograph was taken in front of the new location for Jack's Java on  Courthouse Square.

This will be a limited edition of 30 prints.  Print size is 7"x 9" on 8"x10" archival paper with archival ink.  Each print will be signed and numbered.  Loose prints $20.00, prints matted in white for 11"x14" framing for $30.00.  

Prints will soon be available at Jack's Java, Merison's, and T.F. Rice and Co.  Or you may pre-order by emailing me. (See contact information toward the top right of this page.)

Prints may also be special ordered in sepia or black and white as shown below - though I much prefer the color in this one.


 I think this will become one of my favorite scenes of Paris. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I love this Arts and Crafts Festival!  Lots of neat stuff!  Lots of handmade stuff!
Always plenty of things for your kids to do.  Friendly folks.
And they always have a fine selection of food!
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Remember this?

Well!  You should see it now.

The front.
All decked out in summer flowers. 
Photographed at the Carpenter house on Lakehill Beach Estates Road.

The back.
Bill Carpenter gives Freida all the credit for their gorgeous flowers.

Love this yard ornament.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bank Fishing

Look like fun?

It is!

This is such a typical scene around here.  Fishing from the bank doesn't require any fancy equipment.  And there are miles and miles of beach to fish from. 

Photographed at Paris Landing State Park


Sunflowers have always been one of my favorite subjects to paint or draw in a very tight, detailed style as you can see by these pieces I did a few years ago.

Sunflower Window
Watercolor & Ink

Colored Pencil & Ink
Sunflower Forest

I haven't actually painted since about 2008. Most of the images I do these days are photo manipulations and the occasional collage that might have just a little hand painting or drawing.

Lately though I've been kind of jumping around ... doing different things, trying my hand at things I have never done before (like jewelry) and experimenting with a new take on some of the mediums I've used in the past.

So it was time to do something different and a little challenging.  I wanted to try something a little looser and vivid.  So ...

Sunflower On Red
This was really an experiment with acrylic on a 14" x 18" canvas.  But, I think I really like it and will be doing some more along this line.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Day In My Neighborhood

A day in my neighborhood might include ...

Fishing at dawn.

A drive through the countryside.

a deadly encounter.

Now, what would a blog about living at a lake be - without the occasional snake?

Thanks to John Peddy  at Sweetvalley Cabin Rental for the photos.