Tuesday, August 21, 2012

View from the Cove

View from the Cove
5 x 7 Oil on Panel
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Today's painting is a plein air piece painted this morning at The Cove with a fewfellow artist friends. We set up our easels facing east towards the Fort Loudon Yacht Club, with all its sailboats docked together. It was a beautiful morning to be out painting.
#103

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fountain City Pond Nocturne

Fountain City Pond Nocturne
8 x 5 inches, Soft Pastel, FRAMED to 11 x 14 inches.
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Today's painting is a pastel painting of Fountian City Pond, located in Fountain City. (North Knoxville) The pond is also known as the duck pond and a favorite gathering area for families to feed the ducks and to take a stroll. The pond also has a large spraying fountain in the center but at night it is off which kept its surface like glass and reflected all the city lights upon its surface.
The painting is matted in a white mat and framed in a simple black frame, its overall size is 11 x 14.
#102

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Emporium Center


The Emporium Center
8 x 5 inches, Soft Pastel, FRAMED to 11 x 14 inches.
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Today's painting is a pastel painting of the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium was built in 1895 and started as a men's clothing Emporium as well as many other things until 2006 when it was redesigned by Dewhirst Properties into studios, galleries, offices and apartments. The Emporium Center is the home of the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance and also my studio for the last eight years. This building is the cornerstone of First Fridays downtown and hosts many weddings and other special occasions within its walls.
The painting is matted in a white mat and framed in a simple black frame, its overall size is 11 x 14.
#102

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SAPPHIRE A Modern Bar & Restaurant

SAPPHIRE A Modern Bar & Restaurant, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Today's painting is a pastel painting of Sapphires in downtown Knoxville. 
SAPPHIRE, A Modern Bar and Restaurant 428 S. Gay Street - Knoxville, TN 37902The painting is matted in a white mat and framed in a simple black frame, its overall size is 11 x 14.
#101

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Old City Knoxville, TN

Old City, Knoxville, Tennessee
8 x 5 inches, Soft Pastel, FRAMED to 11 x 14 inches.
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Today's painting is a pastel painting of South Central Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The Old City is full of night life and great places to eat. I was drawn to the glare of the store fronts and neon signs.
The painting is matted in a white mat and framed in a simple black frame, its overall size is 11 x 14.
#100

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Henley Bridge (Construction)


The Henley Bridge (Construction)
6 x 8 inches, Oil on canvas panel 
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Today's painting is another "plein air" piece painted on location along the river walk downtown. The Henley Street Bridge is undergoing a three year re-furbishing, and its quite interesting to watch  and paint the different stages of de-construction and now new construction The painting was created in the rain and with a jack-hammer screaming above my head, not that it makes a difference but it is the adventure of it all. 
This piece is an unframed 6 x 8 oil on a canvas mounted on panel.
#099

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Shrimp Dock

The Shrimp Dock
5 x 7 inches, Oil on Panel
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Today's painting is of the Shrimp Dock in Bearden on Kingston Pike, one of my favorite places to pick up some fresh Gulf shrimp, fish, mussels or oysters..yum! You can even stop in for lunch and enjoy a shrimp po-boy! I was inspired by their striking new blue & white awning set behind their red umbrellas.
This is an original, unframed, oil painting on panel.
#098

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Flags on the 100 Block

Flags on the 100 Block
7 x 5 inches, Oil on panel
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Today's painting is from the west side of the 100 Block of Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. I watch these flags everyday from the gallery and its a beautiful site to see them all waving in the wind as you walk the block. Happy Independence Day! (3 weeks late)  This piece is an unframed 7 x 5 oil on a "clayboard art panel."
#097

Monday, July 23, 2012

Last Light at Lakeshore Park

Last Light at Lakeshore Park
5 x 7 inches, Oil on panel
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Today's painting is a "plein air" piece painted in the last hour of daylight on location in the thick humid summer air at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville, TN. Lakeshore Park is a beautiful park with a walking path, ballfields, soccer fields and an outstanding view of the Tennessee River and the Smoky Mountains.
#096

Monday, July 9, 2012

Abrams Trail Bridge

Abrams Trail Bridge
8 x 24 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, (unframed) 2012
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Today's painting is of the trail bridge along Abrams Trail in the Great Smoky National Park. A beautiful trail that ends at some great waterfalls.  The painting is a bit larger than my other "postcards" measuring 8 inches tall by 24 inches long, just FYI.
#095

Friday, June 29, 2012

Jon Boat at Duncan Boat Dock


Jon Boat at Duncan Boat Dock
6 x 8 inches, Oil on canvas panel
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Today's painting is another "plein air" piece painted on location at Duncan's Boat Dock right down on the main dock where boats tie up to refuel.  This piece is an unframed 6 x 8 oil on a canvas mounted on panel.
#094

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duncan Boat Dock

Duncan Boat Dock
6 x 8 inches, Oil on canvas panel
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Today's painting is another "plein air" piece painted on location at Duncan's Boat Dock looking across the marina towards some covered boat slips.  This piece is an unframed 6 x 8 oil on a canvas mounted on panel.
#093

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boat Docks

Boat Docks
5 x 7 inches, Oil on panel
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Today's painting is a "plein air" piece painted from the end of the dock at Duncan's Boat Dock looking across the marina towards some private boat slips. It was a beautiful morning to be out on the dock painting as the sun was rising. As noted before, some painter friends and I have decided to meeting once a week and paint on location, trying different locations around the area.  This piece is an unframed 5 x 7 oil on a "clayboard art panel."
#092

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Crescent Bend (The Tennessee River)

The Crescent Bend (The Tennessee River)
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas (unframed)
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Today's painting is of the bend in the Tennessee River from a private garden overlook, facing the southwest. Some painters friends and I have decided to meet once a week and paint on location, trying a different location around the area.  We are grateful to our host for allowing us into their beautiful gardens to paint.
#091

Saturday, June 16, 2012

UT Pedestrian Bridge

UT Pedestrian Bridge
6 x 6 inches, Framed 11 x 14 in a white mat, under glass in a black frame 
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Today's paintings is of the University of Tennessee Pedestrian Bridge that spans over Cumberland Ave just before "the Strip" and allows students to walk over one of UT's most recognizable landmarks on campus.
#090

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Grand Union Building

The Grand Union Building

6 x 6 inches, Framed 11 x 14 in a white mat, under glass in a black frame 
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Today's paintings is of the Grand Union Building in downtown Knoxville just around the corner from Market Square, across the street from the St. Oliver Hotel on Union Ave. The building, as I suspect, is largely office space with some residental units, however at night, with its globe lights on all around its awning, it commands your attention!
#089

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Drivin' into the Sun

Drivin' into the Sun
5 x 8 inches, framed 14 x 11
Pastel on Gessoed Panel
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Today's painting is inspired by all the drives I've made westbound into the sun as it levels out into my field of vision. Cars and on-coming objects lose their shape and are warped by the sun's intense glare and heat.
#088

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Full Moon over Downtown

Full Moon over Downtown
8 x 5 inches, Pastel, Framed 11 x 14
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Today's painting is was inspired from our recent full moon, and how bright it was over the downtown skyline.
#087

Monday, June 4, 2012

Coffee & Chocolate

Coffee & Chocolate
6 x 6 inches, Framed 11 x 14
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Today's paintings is of the Coffee & Chocolate shop in downtown Knoxville just around the corner from Market Square, located on Union Ave. It's a great place to grab a cup of coffee & something sweet!
#086

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Walnut & Union Streets

Walnut & Union Streets
6 x 6 inches, Pastel on gessoed foamboard
(Framed with a black frame 11 x 14 inches with a white mat and glass
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Today's paintings is from the corner of Walnut and Union Streets downtown. This corner has seen an increase in traffic with the Daylight Building opening up recently. (Daylight building on the right hand side of the painting) This is a pastel and can be smudged so this is why its framed behind glass. The piece comes framed within a 11" x 14" black frame with a white mat and glass.
#085

Monday, May 28, 2012

Jackson Avenue Ramp

Jackson Avenue Ramp
6 x 6 inches, Pastel on gessoed foamboard
(Framed with a black frame 11 x 14 inches with a white mat and glass
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Today's paintings is from Jackson Ave, just outside my studio downtown looking towards the old city. The ramp was built in 1919 and its surface is brick, which makes a distinctive sound when tires roll over it. The ramp is scheduled to be replaced soon and I will miss that feature. This is my first pastel I've posted up to the postcard series, even though most of my known work is pastel, (pastel is a dry medium and can be smudged) this is why its framed behind glass. The piece comes framed within a 11" x 14" black frame with a white mat and glass.
#084