Tuesday, December 22, 2009

RERUNS on Market Square


RERUNS on Market Square
8" x 10"  Oil on canvas, 2009
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Today's painting is of RERUNS which is an upscale consignment boutique located in downtown Knoxville, TN on historic Market Square.
#072

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Palace Theater


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The Palace Theater
7" x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of The Palace Theater, in downtown Maryville and has been restored back to its original state as it appeared in 1934. It is used primarily as an acoustic music venue and is listed on the Tennessee Trail as a historic tourist attraction.
#071

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rainy Walk on Gay Street

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Rainy Walk on Gay Street

7"x 5" oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of a couple that were walking in front of me down the sidewalk along Gay Street. Its been a very wet day and everything is soaked, especially when you have to be out in it! 

#070

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pete's Coffee Shop

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Pete's Coffee Shop

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7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of Pete's Coffee Shop downtown on Union Avenue. Its a great place to have good breakfast or one of the daily lunch specials. Its a great home cooked meal among friends!

#069

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Old Courthouse, East Porch

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Old Courthouse, East Porch

7"x 5" Oil on Panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of the East Porch of the Old Courthouse downtown on Main Street. This porch has been the site of many public speeches in Knoxville's history and is a little known feature in our downtown landscape.

#068

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hotel St. Oliver

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Hotel St. Oliver

7" x 5" Oil on Panel, 2009

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Today's painting is the Hotel St. Oliver, a unique hotel in the heart of Knoxville's vibrant downtown dating back to 1876.

#067

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Central Ave in the Old City

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Central Ave in the Old City

5"x 7" Oil on Panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of Central Avenue looking looking north through the Old City in downtown Knoxville.

#066

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bijou Theatre

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Bijou Theatre

7"x 5"oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of the newly renovated Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville. I have painted this subject before in a larger work, which are available as giclee prints.

#065

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rainy Night at Neyland Stadium

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Rainy Night at Neyland Stadium
5" x 7" Oil on Panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of Neyland Stadium on a rainy Saturday night. This view is from the pedestrian bridge on the north side of the stadium. It was a wet Saturday, but victory is still sweet!
#064

Monday, September 14, 2009

Full Moon over the Gulf

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Full Moon over the Gulf
7" x 5" oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the moonlit beach down on the Gulf. Yes, this is obviously not in Knoxville...so this week I will be sending everyone "postcards" from my trip to the Gulf.
#063

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Boomsday

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Boomsday
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the largest fireworks display in the southeast....Boomsday! Every Labor Day weekend, Knoxville stages a spectacular fireworks show off of the Henley Street bridge and crowds of people fill the waterfront, buildings and rooftops to watch the sky light up. Thanks to my friend Kurt Weiss for helping inspire me for this piece.
#062

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lake Lights

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Lake Lights

5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is a evening lake scene with the street lights and house lights streaking across the surface of the water. This a very common scene around east Tennessee that I never grow tired of enjoying.

#061

Monday, September 7, 2009

Red Bones on the River

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Redbones on the River

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Happy Labor Day! Today's painting is of "Redbones on the River" in Kingston, TN. My family and I visited this new restaurant which is a converted colonial home along the Clinch River & Watts Bar Lake and we had an outstanding meal!  Its got a great atmosphere, two outdoor dining areas and a spectacular view of the water.

#060

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian


Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian 
7"x 5" Oil on Panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church located in the village center of Sequoyah Hills. Its a nice area that I'm sure my paints and I will visit again.
#059

Saturday, September 5, 2009

It's Football Time In Tennessee!

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It's Football Time in Tennessee!
5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Tennessee Volunteers running 
through the power "T" is start the 2009 season, Go Vols!
#058

Friday, September 4, 2009

First Friday Gallery Hop

First Friday Gallery Hop
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the "First Friday Gallery Hop" that takes place every first Friday of the month in downtown Knoxville. This painting features the front of the Emporium Building at the corner of Jackson Ave & S. Gay Street, where crowds of people gather to begin their gallery hop to over 20 participating businesses, galleries & artists studios that open their doors to the public from 5 until 9 pm every first Friday.
#057

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cades Cove

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Cades Cove
5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of Cades Cove inside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This week we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the park. We are truly blessed to have such a beautiful place to enjoy right in our own backyards.
#056

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sequoyah Hills Entrance


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Sequoyah Hills Entrance

5" x 7" Oil on panel

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Today's painting is of the entrance Gate to Sequoyah Hills located at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Cherokee Boulevard. Nestled just west of downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee, along the banks of the Tennessee River to the south and the historic Kingston Pike to the north, lies one of Knoxville's oldest premiere residential sections.

#055

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Neyland Stadium at Night, No.1

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Neyland Stadium at Night, No.1

7"x 5" oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of Neyland Stadium at night through the trees along the parking lot on the west side. This night the crews at Neyland were running checks on all the lights including the new jumbo-tron, which was washing the sky with an array of brilliant colors. I would be testing the lights too if I were having 108,000 guest over for a party on Saturday, wouldn't you?

Go Vols!

#054

Monday, August 31, 2009

Drivin' Downtown

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Drivin' Downtown

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is an impression of the evening traffic heading towards downtown at the intersection of 11th street & Cumberland Ave.

#053

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Second Presbyterian Church

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Second Presbyterian Church

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of the Second Presbyterian Church along Kingston Pike in Knoxville. The church sits high on a hill and overlooks a bend in the Tennessee River. 

#052


Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Ballpark

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The Ballpark
5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of Smokies Park in Sevierville, TN where the Tennessee Smokies, a minor league baseball team of the Chicago Cubs play their games. Friday nights are especially fun because of the big fireworks show at the end of the game. Its a great place for families to spend the evening.
#051

Friday, August 28, 2009

Under the Bridge

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Under the Bridge
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is a view from under the Gay Street Bridge at the edge of the Tennessee River. Today's painting is the 50th painting I've done since I started this project.
#050

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rainy Evening on Gay Street

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Rainy Evening on Gay Street

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of South Gay Street looking north after an early evening shower. The Downtown Grill and Brewery is the neon sign that is in the center. (for those who were wondering)

#049

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

JFG Coffee

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JFG Coffee

7" x 5" Oil on Panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of the JFG Coffee Building with the Fire Street loft building along Jackson Avenue. JFG coffee was roasted and delivered out of this building from 1926 until just a few years ago. The building is now owned by Dewhirst Properties and is being redesigned into modern apartments. The Fire Street Loft building also a Dewhirst Property, underwent a design change several years ago and now is home to many downtown residents. Once a dark avenue full of old warehouses and factories is now full of life again.

#048

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Night Skyline, Knoxville


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Night Skyline, Knoxville

5"x 7" oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is an impression of the skyline of Downtown Knoxville at night looking east from the top of the 11th street parking garage. The skyline features the Sunsphere built for the '82 World's Fair, World's Fair park, the convention center and many downtown buildings that make up this great city.

#047

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tyson Junior High School


Tyson Junior High School
5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of Tyson Junior High School building on Kingston Pike. The building is no longer a school but home to many offices and businesses. The building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places.
#046

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Central Baptist Steeple


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Central Baptist Steeple
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the steeple from Central Baptist Church in Bearden. I thought I would start painting different angles and views of area churches, cathedrals and synagogues as my Sunday postcards. Enjoy!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Long's Drug Store

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Long's Drug Store

5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of Long's Drug Store on Kingston Pike early in the morning. Started in 1956, Longs's is a Knoxville landmark. It's an old-fashioned drug store with diner and soda fountain and very popular for families to gather on a Saturday morning.

#044

Friday, August 21, 2009

Neyland Stadium

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Neyland Stadium

5"x 7" oil on panel, 2009

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Today's paintings is of Neyland Stadium, home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. The stadium has undergone many changes over the years and as the new season approaches the stadium has a new designed Jumbo-tron. Gone is the power T and the words Vols at the top...the new one features 3 large black & white photos of players and the words "Neyland Stadium" across the top and an all digital screen, spectator side. Its a new season, a new coach and a new look...GO VOLS!!!

#043

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Capitol Theatre

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Capitol Theatre
5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Maryville, just outside of Knoxville. 
The Capitol was at one time the largest venue of three movie houses in downtown Maryville with seating for 1,000 people and now serves as a special events facility in a dinner theater setting. It has been beautifully restored and is also home to a coffee shop and art gallery. Downtown Maryville hosts an Art Walk every last Friday of the month.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pilot Food Mart

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Pilot Food Mart

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's paintings is of my local Pilot Food Mart at the corner of Northshore Drive & Morrell Avenue, where I stop each morning to get my coffee. The ladies that work there always brighten my day and start me off with a smile....well, the caffeine helps a bit too!

#041


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Regal Riviera Theatre

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Regal Riviera Theatre
7"x 5" Ol on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Regal Riviera Theater in downtown Knoxville. The all new theater stands on the site of the long lost, jazz-era Riviera Theatre. Regal's Riviera is the first new downtown cinema in Knoxville since the Roxy was built in the 1930's. 
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Back to School

Back to School
5" x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of a Knox county school bus in honor of the new fall school year that began today so slow down and watch out for the kids!
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Friendship Bell Pavilion

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The Friendship Bell Pavilion

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of the Friendship Bell Pavilion. The Bell Pavilion, designed by University of Tennessee Professor and Architect Jon Coddington, of Oak Ridge, and is located in the City's A.K. Bissell Park. The bell is an expression of the hope for everlasting peace, friendship, and understanding among all people of the world. This weekend marks the 64th anniversary of VJ day and the end of the second world war. To learn more about the Friendship Bell click here for their site.

#038

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Western Plaza Barber Shop

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Western Plaza Barber Shop
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the inside of the Western Plaza Barber Shop on Kingston Pike. The barber shop has been a family owned & operated business for over 25 years. It's a great place to visit & see friends, and each customer is treated like family when they walk through the door. You are always greeted with a "How-ya doing" and given a top notch service and, if you're good, you might get a lollipop!
#037

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Torchbearer

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The Torchbearer
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the iconic Torchbearer statue on the campus of the University of Tennessee which became an official university symbol in the 1930s and has had its flame burning ever since. This coming week marks the beginning of the new academic year as students begin to arrive on campus from all over the country.
#036 

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ayres Hall at Midnight

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Ayres Hall at Midnight

7" x 5" Oil on Linen, 2009

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Today's painting is of Ayres Hall on the UT campus seen from 13th Street during the middle of the night when the streets are empty and quiet.

#035

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cumberland Avenue in the Rain

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Cumberland Avenue in the Rain
5"x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's paintings is of Cumberland Avenue on the UT campus after a summer thunderstorm. This view is in the area of the Law building and the University Center.
#034

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Downtown Trolley

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Downtown Trolley

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of a downtown trolley on its nightly route through the city.  Knoxville Area Transit operates these trolleys within the downtown city limits.

#033

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fitness Together

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Fitness Together

7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009

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Today's paintings is of the Fitness Together studio in the Bearden area of Knoxville. Trainers get up everyday at the crack of dawn to meet and encourage client towards their fitness goals and its a great place to get results! This painting is a depiction of the studio at that glorious early morning hour and dedicated to all the FT trainers who make it happen for us...thank you!

FTKnoxville.com 

#032

Sunday, August 9, 2009

St. John's Cathedral

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St. John's Cathedral
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the south window inside St. John's Cathedral on Cumberland Avenue downtown.  The church was founded in 1826, just 35 years after Knoxville was founded.  The original building was destroyed by fire in 1919.  Thank you to the church secretary for allowing me to come in and photograph this beautiful cathedral!  
#031

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Dazzo's Pizzeria

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Dazzo's Pizzeria
7"x 5" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of Dazzo's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant located downtown at 710 S. Gay Street. If you have ever wondered what a real New York style pizza tastes like, this is the place. Everything is made in house, nothing is out of the can so its made fresh! Dazzo's is quickly becoming a downtown favorite for fresh pizza and the owner gives ice-pops to the kids to keep them happy! 
#030