Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sewanee Scenes

View from The Cross
Evening Falls on Breslin Tower

"End of Summer"

"All Saint's Chapel"

"Entering the Quad"

"Welcome to Abbo's Alley"

This summer Bill and I traveled to The University of the South, Sewanee each week. He knocked out walls in the old barn of my daughter's 100 year old farmhouse while I painted. The Gothic architecture of the University and the splendor of nature on the mountain provided a plethora of subjects for my canvas.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tomato Fest

"Spaghetti or Chili", "Home Grown", and "For My Kitchen", will be part of the "Tomato Fest" exhibition at the Art and Invention Gallery in East Nashville.

Italian Seaport

Light in the Dark

I witnessed this spectacular display of nature over the ocean in Naples. I could not wait to capture it on canvas

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!