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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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Curiousity 11 x 14

3 Sisters at Innis Fail Madison Ga. SOLD

Monday, October 1, 2018

Madison Plein Air Sept 29th 2018

What a great day !! Great weather (ok, maybe got hot about 2:00) but for the most part the weather worked for us. No rain and if you painted in the shade you at least werent burning up. In choosing a date I figured that late September would be be good. That the 90 degree days would be behind us. Well the morning hours were very nice. In the 60's and 70's." But as the sun rose so did the temperature. Few clouds to block the sun.  Anyhow, that's plein air isnt it? You have to deal with temperature, knats, mosquitoes, flies, creepy crawly things crawling up your legs, wind, etc.
Out of 54 artists who initially signed up for the event a total of 35 showed up to paint which is app. 70%. Very very good.

We had many artists display their painting in the Colonial Restaurant that afternoon. A few paintings sold. From the number of positive emails I've received from the attending artists, the event was a huge success. The locations to paint turned out to be very good also. We had a few artists who this was their first time painting outdoors and they loved it.

Our hostes was Kathi Russell who actually had the plein air idea to start with and called me to help out on the artistis side with artists, sights, scheduling, etc. So many thanks to Kathi for putting forth so much effort in designing an incredible buffet lunch and a reception that evening with horderves, wine, and champagne.

It was a very relaxed event with no rules, no contest, no prize money, no Best of Show or other placements. Just a day of painting, meeting, and mingling with other artists.

The plan is to do this again in 2019. I'm certain many of the artists who were here this past saturday will be excited when this comes around again in the Spring or next Fall.

Thanks to all who participated and I hope those that couldnt make it this time can make it for the next.

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, August 13, 2018

August 11th Workshop Photos-great paintings !!

Here are a few photos of the nice paintings created by the artists attending the recent workshop on August 11th at Southern Heartland Gallery. Good work fellow artists !!
                                                                    Susan Adams

                                                                 Jacqueline Kelly

Barb Bailey

Ginger Hudgins

Enid Shannon

Lyda Beasley

Lee Allen

Ann Stringer

Pam Stapley

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sheep Farm Newborn Rd.

                                                      Madison Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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. Another interest and unique item about it is the light grey boards coming down from the upper level hole. I didn't like that at first cause it reminded me of a waterfall. Now what would a waterfall be doing coming out of a barn? However, I rationalized that it was part of the barns character. I have no idea why those particular boards under the hole are more like the side barn boards. I can only guess that at one time in the past they had to replace those boards under the hole and had some left over from the side and just used them giving no thought to trying to match up.  Works for me I guess. .

Newborn United Methodist Church 16x20


Friday, March 23, 2018

The Great Escape 11x14


Monday, November 6, 2017

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


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Not For sale !! 11x14 (On Hwy 142)


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

The Mystic Grill 18 x 24


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


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.

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