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Mariah on the beach

 
As usual , Mariah came back with some knock out photos of her in Florida a few weeks ago before starting her
                                                                            final year year as an art major at Austin Peay State University.

watercolor study

                                                                             This is a quick watercolor study of the painting commemorating

Charlotte Festival

The Charlotte festival is this weekend in Charlotte.  The city ropes the square off and the square will be full of crafts, food, and rides for the kids.  I don't know how long this has been going on but probably at least for a century.  It always brings a lot of people to the city square as it starts early and goes on thru the late night with several bands and activities.  We'll post a few photos in the next week.  It surpasses traffic court friday as the most visited day in Charlotte!

First sketches for Bill Monroe painting

I've just finished the first sketches for the Bill Monroe painting.  As most people know, Bill Monroe was "The father of Bluegrass"  and actually gave the name "bluegrass" to the music itself.  He would have been a hundred years old this September and there's lots of activities going on to commemorate his life and what he did for country and bluegrass music.  I plan to do the painting featuring his famous mandolin and hat.  The Country Music Hall of Fame are going to open the glass case his mandolin is displayed in and let us get some detail photographs.  I will get the sketches on the site and as work begins, keep the painting updated on the "Works in Progress" page.  The painting "Fields of Gold" is still on the horizon, but I've had to catch up on some comission paintings before I begin it.  It will be a very time consuming painting due to size and detail and I want to be able to concentrate fully on it when it's started.  That's another reason studies really come into play......everyday I walk by the study of "Fields of Gold" in the gallery, I get excited and that image just keeps building inside your mind so you're completely ready to get on with it when you get started.  Next to "Abandoned In Place", it will be largest tempra so far.

Full moon over charlotte

Saturday night after the great car show on the square at Charlotte.......after turning the lights out in the gallery and closing the doors to go home....we walked out the door to a full moon over the old jail, exactly like it looked about
about ten years ago when I painted "Full Moon Over Charlotte".  Just thinking of the times that people back in the 1800's saw that same view.....the jail being built in 1834 and our building 1860.  Probably my favorite painting that I've done with moonlight in it.  Just something about a full moon.

sketchbook

We will  be putting a new page on the site listed as the "Sketchbook Page."  I originally was going to include some
of my sketches, of which I've kept most of over the years, on the scrapbook III page, but found out I had so many, it would make more sense just adding a page for those.  This way I can describe the ones that were pre-studies to larger or finished paintings or some that just never developed.  All will have a description of why they were done.  Some are in pretty rough shape as they've been kicked around and moved, stepped on, lost and coffee spilt on them over the years, but anyway maybe you will enjoy seeing how the original painting usually starts.

Great trip to Kentucky

I had a great trip to Kentucky yesterday, with my friend and art student, Bill Walls....his first trip to the menonite community.  We stuffed ourself at Haebaggars Market with honey ham and fried pies....then went to see Janice and Rose.  They were their usual selves...into everything.  Rose sold me a watermelon and some squash.....Janice kept trying to give me a refund and some okra.  They are growing up.....Janice 5 now and Rose Ellen 7.  We got a couple of their mom's great smelling honeysuckle candles.

Menonite country

Headed to the menonite communities in Kentucky today....always refreshing.  Hope to bring some good photos back and a lot produce from Haebaggars Mkt.  Also take Janice and Rose some ice cream. 

Maria's Americana Apron Ideas

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