Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Stuff!

Birds On Three Wires
Acrylic on 10" x  30"  gallery wrapped canvas.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tulip Boat Revisited

This boat is one of my favorite scenes here at Paris Landing.  It's not my boat, but I wish it was.    The owners keep it planted with blooming flowers all during the growing season.

Here are a couple of photos from previous years.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring! At last!

I just checked the weather forecast for the next 10 days and I think Spring is finally and really here!  I love it when the trees put on their fresh green leaves.  

And the Dogwoods bloom!  
Springview at Sweetvalley.

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


"Purple Spring"

Well ... tomorrow is the big day.  T.F. Rice & Co. re-opens after a long and bitterly cold winter.  And I can't wait.  I've restocked a lot of my popular prints, moved most of my original paintings here, and created some new, playful paper jewelry.

Hope you come visit us!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bee Happy!

Bee Happy!

Spring is here.  The flowers are popping out!  The days are getting longer and warmer (thank goodness!).  And I'm excited that T.F. Rice & Co. will be having their "Spring Fling" soon and opening for the season.

This painting, "Bee Happy!" is one of my newest paintings.  It's painted with acrylics on a 10" x 30" gallery wrapped canvas.  The sides are painted red - no frame is necessary.  I took it down to T.F. Rice & Co. today along with a few other new paintings for their grand re-opening on April 16th.

I will also be teaching acrylic painting classes at T.F. Rice & Co. and "Bee Happy" will be an inspiration piece for a future class.  You can see a few of the classes we will be offering at this link.

Hope to see you soon at T.F. Rice & Co.  In the meantime ...

Bee Happy!

Donated to Henry-Benton County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Paris, Tennessee in September, 2014.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Trees

A special "Thank You"  to Carmen Watson at the Olive Pit Restaurant in Paris, Tennessee.    Carmen purchased three of my "happy tree" paintings today.  Many times I don't know or meet the folks who buy my art.  I've never sold three original paintings in one day, much less to the same person - and I got to meet the buyer - so - this really made my day.

Painting Titles:  "Happy Tree In Blue & Gold", 
"Happy Tree In Red With Sunflowers", and "Happy Tree In Red"

The paintings were on exhibit in the Tennessee River Fine Arts League exhibit at Lee School and at the Windsor Candle Company when Carmen noticed them.   I delivered them to her today at the Olive Pit Restaurant where we discussed different places she could hang them.    One of the walls already has a sign on it which says "Live, Laugh, Love" and Carmen commented that she wanted to hang one of them with the sign since the colors were so cheerful and made her "happy".   It was then that I pointed out they were all "Happy Trees" and told her their titles.

Thank you Carmen!  I hope you and your customers enjoy these paintings as much as I enjoyed creating them.