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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, August 13, 2018

August 11th Workshop Photos

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

                                 When 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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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 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.