studies and statements

Sunday, December 30, 2007

"Flood Optimism"

winter 07'(oil on board)9"x14" sope creek
"I painted this on the last hour of daylight. This rainy day on this flooded creek allowed Georgia to escape from making this the driest year in its history. "

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

"Hidden Hill"

winter 07' (oil on board)14"x10"
"Beautiful crisp day, went to sleep on this hill until I was awoken by sandhill cranes being chased by black vultures. Enjoyed the chaos of trees while painting with my glasses off. People fought and died on this hill in 1864. Hard to imagine now."

Sunday, December 23, 2007

"Smeared Moss"

winter 07' oil on board 14"x10" sope creek
"Had a technical bike ride to find this area. Damp and cold has been the theme when I get out lately. I love all the challenges it takes to create these pieces. What made this unique was a big'ol sloppy wet retriever ran up to me, stepped on the piece and slimed me with his tongue. Smeared it perfectly."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"The Viewing"

late fall 07'(oil on canvas) 30"x48"