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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

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Lily Pad 11x14 plein air/studio

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 11x14

Waterfall in Blue Ridge, Ga. 11x14

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

The Mystic Grill 18 x 24 Available

J.R. at the Hotel California 8 x 10 SOLD


Saturday, November 5, 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

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Boat House 16x20

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

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.

Blue Birdhouse at Sandtown House 9x12 Plein Air/studio

Available at Magnolia Gallery at Lake Oconee Village 706-454-5050
My friend and neighbor Bill Hodges has a beautiful home in Mansfield about 3 miles up the road from me on same street. His place has so many interesting subjects to paint. He is kind enough to allow us artists, starved for good scenes to paint, to barge in on his property and set up our easels. Thanks Bill.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Still Standing 16 x 20 oil

 This is a scene I drove by many times and finally got down to painting it. This one went thru many changes: The barn was empty so I add bales of hay inside. The ground was filled with yellow flowers but it was just too much so I cut them way back. The fence post had barbed wire but I didn't like it so I dded the square type which I feel added a lot to the composition. I also added the gate at far right and somewhat of a path into the barn.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Canal In Brussels 12x16 SOLD

This was from a photo taken by the wife of an old friend of mine. He sent it to me.I went thru a lot of changes on this one trying to make it work. Main problem was getting the fade out of the right side bldgs correct to show good distance by showing less detail and blending into the background trees somewhat. It  pushes the last bldg back into the trees or gives that impression of additional depth I believe. Lots of water and a weird tree trunk made this one extra challenging in turning it into a nice painting. Could've left out the trunk but then it wouldn't be representative of that real view. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hooded Walker (near London) 16x20

Now this was a joy to paint altho it took a lot of pushing and pulling to get it to this point. Wasn't sure I was gonna pull it off but perseverance did the trick. This appears to be a monk of some sort walking to castle type building in the background but it's actually my wife. She takes a good picture even from the back.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Walking To La Ripa 8x10

I made up this beach but this was the sunset outside my studio window this evening.