Monday, November 30, 2009

Cres and Audra

Cres and Audra just before she left to go back to Franklin.
We miss her!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel Announcement

The clipping from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christina with Bouquet

This portrait image of Christina was created from the image below. I cropped the image to make just a head shot. Then I moved the roses to another layer and erased the background around the bouquet to make it look like Christina was holding the bouquet closer to her face.
This is the original image.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Sons at Frozen Head in about 1985

Passed this rock yesterday and thought of the many hikes we had with Justin and Eric.

Painting of Emory Gap Falls and Enjoying Nature at Frozen Head State Park

This is a painting of Emory Gap Falls in Acrylic on Canvas, 2010. It is 30" X 40".
What a way to spend a beautiful Sunday with nature. I am at Frozen Head State Park in the Cumberland Mountains in eastern Tennessee. It is 72 degrees on November 8, 2009. The park's small streams, waterfalls and mountains make this one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Cres and I have been coming to this park for about 35 years.
Beautiful Flat Fork Creek
Cres at DeBord Falls
Bob and Cres on top of Emory Gap Falls

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kitchen Art

Found this Serreid clock at the going out-of-business sale of a very good local interior designer, Jean Barr of Barr House. She was in business for 35 years. We will miss her. She had marked this clock way down to 85% off. I guess she thought no one would buy it.

Terra cotta seems to always be one of my colors in the kitchen and this clock fit right in.
My rooster painting on another wall also reflects the terra cotta.
The rooster has its place by by range and presides over my French Country kitchen.
Here is a close up of the rooster that inspired the painting below.
This is my French Country Rooster painting. Decorating and finding interesting accessories make a house a home. See more of my art on my website.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This is the photo of the Jack-O-Lantern that my husband Cres carved. I added the metallic gold and copper paint. Don't think that this addition really helped the look.
Here is the Jack-O-Lantern lit up with the candle inside. I added the extra hair and chin by only carving about halfway through the pumpkin to allow some light to come through.
Cres with his Halloween creation.