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1st Place Georgia Bloom 2009
2nd Place Covington Artfest 2009
3rd Place Madison Plein Air 2009
Merit Award Georgia Bloom 2010
Marietta Plein Air Finalist 2010
Honorable Mention Monroe County Artfest Aug
ust 2011
Best Of Show Madison Plein Air 2011
Honorable Mention Georgia Bloom 2011
1st Place Conyers Ga. Annual Plein Air 2011
2nd Place Smith Gilbert Gardens Plein Air 2011

Finalist St. Simons 2012 Plein Air
Merit Award 5th Annual Local's Show Greensboro, Ga.
Best Of Show Covington Artful Harvest 2014
Honorable Mention Artful Harvest 2015
3rd place Oct 2016 "Haunted" Stone Mountain, Ga.
Bold Brush Top 15% November 2017
3rd Place FARM Exhibit 2017
Best of Show Artful Harvest 2017
1st Place Artful Harvest 2018

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Mystic Grill Covington Ga. 18x24 Beautifully Framed $3500

 A GREAT place to eat on the square in Covington Ga.!
My wife and I and friends have been a few times and it's great food and atmosphere
I had been wanting to do a large oil painting of it ever since it opened up but could never get the right elements happening around it. Sometimes the lighting wasnt right or the sky was too black or too blue. Most of the time too many cars were parked around it taking away from the beauty of the bldg.
So one stormy night I sat at home looking out my upstairs studio window and the sky was going thru some changes I thought looked interesting. I thought "Mystic Grill." So I got in my car immediately and drove  15 minutes and got to the Grill. It was app. 9:30pm late May and the sky was perfect. I quickly took photos of it and it was as you see here in this photo of the painting. I came by the next evening and did two outdoor preliminary sketches of the bldg becasue quite often a photograph will distort (compress or stretch) objects. So once I got everything scaled right I went to work on it. The painting is a large 18x24 and has won Best of Show and 1st Place Awards.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Flat Rascal 11x14 $ 650 Beautifully Framed

This is a scene I drive by every time I go up to our cabin in NC mountains near Murphy.
I really liked this view and took quite a few photos of it. Wouldve liked to have painted it plein air but wasnt possible this trip as had to work on the AC unit at the cabin. My initial painting of it had too many highlights/reflections from sunlight on the truck. I really wanted it to be colorful also but I had too many blues in highlight areas. So in essence, my focal point was way TOO focal. The general value of painting as a whole was out of wack. I went back and subdued or removed those highlights and finally got to this point where I felt everything was much more balanced. So be careful with your highlights. Weigh them and dont immediately jump to the conclusion, as I did, that things looked great. Only to find out a few days later there's an overkill happening that has to be corrected. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Innis Fail Barn_ Madison, Ga. 11x14 $ 650 Beautifully Framed

Recent 90 minute workshop demo at Southern Heartland Gallery
60 minutes at workshop and 30 minutes tweaking in studio. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Butt Out!!! 11x14 $ 750 Beautifully Framed

Anna Beth's Farm 12x24 $ 2500 Beautifully Framed

I've passed by this farm a few times every day for the past 18 years and finally got around to painting it. The owners of the farm purchased a painting I did of their house a few years ago also. Always a beautiful scene morning, afternoon, or evening. And sun sets right behind it.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dont You Just Love My Lashes? 11 x 14 $ 650

3 Sisters at Innis Fail Madison Ga. 


Monday, October 1, 2018

Madison Plein Air Sept 29th 2018

These are my two paintings from the recent Madison Plein Air event. Sept 29 2018
My plein air rendition of a door, plants, and flowers on a 
balcony across front the Madison train depot  

The Madison Tressel was fun to paint. The sunlight striking the 
grass behind the tree trunk is what initially caught my 
eye along with the sun striking the tressel. This one came fairly easy. 
Finally !!  Basically painted itself as artists sometimes say. I had painted a red truck heading out of town but the decided it stole the show from the tressel and other points of interest.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sheep Farm Newborn Rd.

                                                      Madison Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The William's Barn Newborn, Ga. 9x12

I first saw this barn I didn't think much of it as a subject however the more I looked at it the more I began to sense a feeling from it. It took looking at it from about 8 different angles. When I saw this one with the open wall boards showing light from the back coming thru in the second opening, I knew that was it.

Newborn United Methodist Church 16x20 $ 1200


Friday, March 23, 2018

The Great Escape 11x14


Monday, November 6, 2017

Old Orange SOLD 11x14 $ 750 Plein Air 3rd Place Georgia Farm Exhibit 2017


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Harry & Sally 11x14 $1200 Beautifully Framed (On Hwy 142)

 I dont know how many times I drove by these two old trucks vowing I would stop one day and take a few photos of them to later paint. One day that happened and I took out my sketch pad and did a quick rendering so as not to trust the photo for the right dimensions and perspective. Then I finally got around to painting it.                                 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Lily Pad 11x14 plein air Blue Ridge Ga.

Many paintings you see on my blog are in galleries.
If you are interested in one let me know and I will refer you to that gallery.
Or if not in a gallery I will contact you back myself.

Forgotten In Blue Ridge Plein Air 11x14


Waterfall in Blue Ridge, Ga. 11x14 plein air and studio

This painting was inspired by a waterfall in Blue Ridge that for the most part, looks nothing like the painting. Just a few things about it really caught my eye and I worked the composition around those few elements.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

J.R. at the Hotel California 8 x 10


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Soulicity 30x40 Bold Brush Top 15% November 2016


Friday, July 8, 2016

Half Dome-Yosemite


The Cottage 11x14


Friday, May 27, 2016

June 2016 Facebook Paintings Auction Winners

         Congratulations to David Shipp who had 
highest bid of $250 for Grazing Down Under 9x12
               Congratulations to Ron Lohnes who had 
highest bid of $ 105 for Morning at Canon's Point 8x10

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ye Old Madison Depot 18x24


Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Boat House 16x20


Friday, March 11, 2016

Old Jersey Rd. Barn 9x12


Some Eat, Some Speak, Some Sleep 16 x 20


Ye Ol' Sheep Sheds


Tic Tac Toe (Hodges Farm Mansfield, Ga)

Available at Magnolia Gallery Lake Oconee Village 706-454-5050

Friday, January 22, 2016

Where You Been? 12x24 SOLD

This painting started out as a 9x12 with two cows on the right and one on the left. While working on it the thought entered my mind about a calf that was out exploring the field and returned to it's mom.