Thursday, June 18, 2009

Country Community

I often paint with the Chestnut Group in Tennessee. This en plein air work depicts a quaint scene is in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee. The city boosts "a rural atmosphere and charm of country life near Nashville and Franklin." It is a Registered National Historic District and contains some of the few remaining examples of late 19th century architecture once characteristic of villages in Williamson County.

Just before Sunset

Bill and I spend about half of the year at our condominium in Naples, Florida. This is my view from the balcony in the evenings. My daughter says that a photo of artwork does not capture the brushstrokes, colors, shadows, and other nuances of the original oil painting. In the same vein, a painting does not fully capture the spectacular artwork of God and nature.

The Cliffs of Mohar

This original oil portrays the beautiful cliffs for which Ireland is known. I photographed this on a trip to Ireland with my sons. What a memorable trip!