Saturday, November 6, 2010

Waterfall Squared

Acrylic and Ink on canvas, 24 X 36, 2010
Emory Gap Falls in the Cumberland Mountains in Tennessee.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nature Squared

Acrylic and Ink, 22 X 28
An attempt to use square shapes in nature.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Night to Dawn

Another painting in the tree series.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Audra at the Lake

The lake water is the warmest ever, since we have had so many days above 95 F this summer.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Painting of Vineyard near Chateauneuf du Pape, France

These are the Papal vineyards that remain today.
Two popes from Avignon decided on Chateauneuf as their seat. There are only remains of the two papal castles today.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Graffiti in France

The side of a building in Avignon with graffiti.
This door was in Vienne. Graffiti was very prevalent in France.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Audra Looking from Window

Audra is now fifteen months old and enjoys discovering life.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gothic and Tourist

The contrast between the girls' Gothic look and the tourist in Beaune, France was interesting. Texting is now the universal past time.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Peaches in Our Orchard

We have too many peaches this year.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Poppies Under Clouds

Mixed Media, Acrylic and Art Tissue Collage, 24" X 20"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Amy's Birthday

Original Image
Birthday eCard for Amy

Friday, June 18, 2010

L’Abbaye St.Philibert, Tournus, France

Tournus is one of the oldest and most important monastic centres in Burgundy with a superb abbey, St-Philibert, parts of which date back to the 10th Century. It is classed as one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture with this beautiful nave.

Stained glass window

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Southern France

Vineyard in Southern France with a little grunge added.
See at
Yellow Shutters on apartment in Tournon

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Christina's Graduation 2010

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you.
Click here to view photos

Saturday, May 1, 2010


This is an avatar made for my daughter-in-law. She graduates from law school next week. Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hydrangea in Arch

This painting is featured in Painters Universe on Red Bubble this week.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hat in Window

The garden fountain with the stucco painting that I created with a pallet knife in the fountain arch. The house in this painting is the front of our house. The trees are the old peach trees that were in the orchid. The mountains are the Smoky Mountains that I can see from my studio. The pigments used in the stucco were the pure powder pigments used for glazes in ceramics.
My garden hat with the fountain seen through the window. Photoshop was used to create a colored pencil drawing effect.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Garden Gate

A red pot is seen through the garden gate in this photo manipulation. This image was featured in Windows and Doors on the Red Bubble site

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Joy with Tulips

These tulips were blooming at my parents' home during Easter.

Gears on an Antique Gold Digging Machine, Yukon

This is a photo of the gears on Barge #4 near Dawson City, Yukon. This is a small part of the machinery that was used to dig for gold. Barge #4 was HUGE; it used NO lubricants since oil messed up the density separation. Thus, the parts squealed/squeaked so loud that it was heard miles away at Dawson City. The colors have been enhanced with additional color.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Apple Road

This is a combination of my acrylic painting with texture and linear shapes added digitally.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Onions

Photo of spring onions made at the Farragut Farmer's Market. Texture added in Photoshop.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Grungey Rusty Clip on Mailbox

This clip was on a wall-mounted mailbox in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. I added a bit more grunge.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Large Oak Tree in Field

This old oak tree actually is in the next subdivision to ours and is in a new subdivision(The Farm at Willow Creek). This land was once a farm as most subdivisions here once were. You can see one new house that looks in this photo like an old house.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Old Peach Tree

This old peach tree is in our subdivision which used to be a farm in years past. The tree is about thirty five years old. Today people can walk by its aged beauty. I added grunge(scratched, rusty and dirty) to make the photo look old and textured in this snow scene.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Emory Gap Falls in Frozen Head State Park-another photo

I am having a lot of fun going through my photos and adding another level of existence or consciousness and still creating a piece that will fall into the boundaries of art.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Antique Train in Fairbanks, Alaska

This old antique coal-fired train was on display at Alaskaland, a pioneer/frontier theme park with “early 20th century buildings” in Fairbanks, Alaska. We ate dinner at this theme park at the Salmon Bake, after which we walked through the exhibits. I love the shapes that make up this train. The train was made by H. K. Porter & Co. Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yukon Flowers

There was beauty even at a remote road stop in the Yukon. The flowers were large and healthy since there are long hours of sunshine.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blue Shutters

This is a composite of two photos made in Mykonos, Greece. More flowers were added to the vine by cloning. The curtains were enhanced.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Studio View of Mt. LeConte

This is the view of the snow-covered Smoky Mountains from my studio window made today. It is rare to see Mt LeConte this clearly, except on cold clear days.
This view is from my studio window at dusk about a week ago.
This photo was also made in mid February 2010. The sun is leaving its last rays before sunset in the valley.
This is usually the view with the distant mountains in the fog or haze. There is ice on the trees and hills.

Another Texture Experiment

This is an abstracted view from my studio. On a clear day I can see Mt. LeConte in the Smoky Mountains.

See beautiful photos of Mt. LeConte on this blog by the the winter caretaker at the lodge.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Texture Experiment

Acrylic on canvas, 24 X 48
This is an experiment in using the Coarse Pumice Gel by Golden Artist Colors. I bought a book, "Rethinking Acrylic" by Patti Brady which had radical solutions for exploiting the versatile medium. Enlarge by clicking on image to see the texture.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Icy Walk Path in Tennessee

For this painting, to depict an icy path in Tennessee, I used Winsor &

Newton Iridescent White Acrylic paint. It is hard to show in a photo the

beautiful sheen and sparkle that this paint gave to this piece.

The piece is 30 X 40 X 1-1/4, Acrylic, Ink and Art Tissue Paper

It is painted around the sides, so no need to frame.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ice Sparkles

The sun came out today and made the trees sparkle. One of the most beautiful days ever.