Friday, May 15, 2009

Mountain River

This is the river I visit every year to paint. It is the Greenbriar Branch of the Little Pigeon River in Tennessee. A group of 15 or so painters gather each year to spend a week painting the beauty of the mountains. We stay at the Buckhorn Inn outside of Gatlinburg. The inn is located on a mountain side away from all city noise and distractions. It is an idyllic week. This spot on the river is a favorite place to paint because you can set up your easel on the flat rocks in the middle of the river and paint with the sound of the water rushing down the mountain all around you. I hope I have conveyed some measure of the beauty of this place to you. This is an oil painting, size 8" x 10".

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Sunflower Morning" SOLD

This is a favorite painting of mine. The reason that I like it is that I feel that any painting should have 'lost and found' edges and I feel that I succeeded with that in this painting. 'Lost and found edges' help to entertain the viewer and escape the boredom of 'sameness'. I think they also add an emotional edge or feeling to a painting. Here I think they tell of light and air and movement. What do you think?

You can see my art in person at Monarch Gallery Lancaster, Ohio 43130 and at the Main Gallery, Lancaster.