Friday, July 31, 2009

Manhattan's Club


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Manhattan's Club
5"x 7" Oil on canvas panel, 2009
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Today's paintings is of Manhattan's Club in the Old City downtown. The club is in its 10th year of operation and known as "The Old City's Gathering Place." The club is located on the corner of Central and Jackson Avenue and has a full a menu, including seafood, appetizers and all day breakfast.
#022

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lay's Market


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Lay's Market
5"x 7" Oil on canvas panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of Lay's Market, downtown at 622 East Jackson Avenue. Lay's Market has been in business and selling fresh cuts meats since 1907.  They provide their own special brands of meats such as Cloverleaf Brand Hams, Lay's Market Brand Bacon, Bologna, Hot Dogs and Barbeque......so good!
#021

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Afternoon Showers

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Afternoon Showers
5"x 7" Oil on canvas panel, 2009
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Today's painting of the corner of Main & Gay Streets during a late afternoon down pour of rain. Weather sometimes has some interesting timing, because this happened just as the 5:00 p.m. commute was beginning and it was a beautiful thing!
#020

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Northshore Drive, 7am

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Northshore Drive, 7 am
5"x 7" Oil on canvas panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the fog along Northshore Drive at 7:00 AM this morning and the passing car lights breaking through the misty atmosphere.  This type of light creates a wonderful softness to all of the visual elements of the scene.
#019

Monday, July 27, 2009

East Tennessee Sunset

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East Tennessee Sunset
5"x 7" Oil on canvas panel, 2009
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Today's paintings is of an east Tennessee sunset that I see most every night from my deck, and every night they are completely unique, but so incredibly beautiful...what more can I say.

#018

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Market Square Fountains

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Market Square Fountains

7"x 5" Oil on canvas panel, 2009

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Today's painting is of the Market Square Fountains, downtown Knoxville. This is a favorite spot for kids who come to the square during the summer months to cool off and play in the bubbling water or to get ice cream at the Marble Slab Creamery or pizza at the Tomato Head, both of which are included in this painting.

#017

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Henley Street Bridge at Night

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Henley Street Bridge at Night
5"x 7" Oil on Canvas panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the the Henley Street Bridge at night in downtown Knoxville. 
The bridge was built in the 1930's and spans over the Tennessee River and is the site for one of the largest fireworks displays in the south: Boomsday! Thank you to my friend Kurt Weiss for inspiring me to do this postcard painting.

#016

Friday, July 24, 2009

Island Home Park

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Island Home Park
7"x 5" Oil on canvas panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of  the Gatepost at the entrance of Island Home Park in south Knoxville. The gateposts, one on each side of the street, were constructed around 1899 after the Island Home Park Company acquired the property located outside the gardens of Perez Dickinson's house.  Island Home Park contains some of the best examples of Bungalow and Craftsman architecture in Knoxville.
#015

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Night, Gay Street

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Summer Night, Gay Street
7"x 5" Oil on canvas panel, 2009
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Today's paintings is an impression of the energy downtown on Gay Street with all of the lights, traffic and people hanging out at the sidewalk caf├ęs. This is Gay Street on a summer night. 
#014

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vine Avenue Hill

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Vine Avenue Hill
7"x 5" Oil on Canvas Panel, 2009
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Today's painting is looking west up Vine Avenue from Gay Street with the steeple of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church peeking over the horizon. Vine Avenue is the highest point in Downtown Knoxville and has a great view looking north over the city. 
#013

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jackson Avenue Taxi

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Jackson Avenue Taxi
7"x 5" Oil on Canvas Board, 2009
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Today's painting is of a taxi coming up Jackson Avenue towards the Old City. The street lights, car lights and the rain soaked street create some wonderful night colors and light patterns across the bricks of the avenue. 

#012

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mast General Store


Mast General Store
7"x 5" Oil on canvas, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Mast General Store in downtown Knoxville on Gay Street. The original store began in North Carolina in 1883 and has about eight locations across the NC, SC and Tennessee. This location moved to Knoxville in 2006 and has been a integral part of the revitalization of downtown and the candy section alone will make your mouth water!
#011

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sailing Club at Concord Marina

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Sailing Club at Concord Marina
5" x 7" Oil on Canvas, 2009
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Today's painting is of the sailboats docked at the Sailing Club at Concord Marina on Fort Loudon Lake and the Tennessee River. A typical scene on weekends during the summer-time here in Tennessee. This view point is from the The Cove, a park on the lake just off Northshore Drive.

#010


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sailing on the Lake

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Sailing on the Lake
7" x 5" Oil on Canvas, 2009
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Today's painting is a typical scene from the many lakes here in Tennessee. On Saturdays in the summer the lakes are full of sailboats and speed boats enjoying the sun and water. This particular scene is from The Cove park along Northshore Drive.
#009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Clinch Avenue Bridge


Clinch Avenue Bridge
7"x 5" Oil on canvas, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Clinch Avenue Bridge that spans over the World's Fair Park site and the beautiful pond feature with its cascading waterfalls. The bridge has been used as the starting point for several races that are held annually downtown. The amphitheater and the famous Sun-sphere are just on the other side of the bridge, which I sure will show up as a daily painting soon. 
#008

Thursday, July 16, 2009

World's Fair Park Fountains

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World's Fair Park Fountains
5" x 7" Oil on panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the fountains in World's Fair Park where kids young and old come to play and cool off in the waters of the fountains during the hot Tennessee summers. The 1982 World's Fair was hosted on this site and also home to the Historic L & N Railroad Station which is the building on the right side.
#007

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Litton's Restaurant

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Litton's Restaurant
5" x 7" Oil on Panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of Litton's Market & Restaurant in Fountain City, Tennessee. Litton's has been in operation since the 1940's and serves the BEST hamburgers in the world! Where else can you get an ice cold Coca-Cola in the 8oz bottles with the best hamburger you've ever tasted and finish the night off with a Mary Jane (strawberry shortcake)....oh its heaven!

#006

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jackson Avenue Ramp

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Jackson Avenue Ramp
7" x 5" Oil on Panel, 2009
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Today's painting is looking east down the Jackson Avenue ramp. The ramp was built in 1919 to extend the avenue up to the newly built Gay Street Viaduct. The buildings from left to right are the New JFG Flats, Fire Street Lofts and The Emporium Center.

#005

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Holston

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The Holston
7" x 5" Oil on Panel, 2009
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Today's paintings is of the old Hamilton Bank Building downtown, that is now called The Holston, which was converted into condos and now is home to many downtown residents. The Holston stands high above the East Tennessee History Museum, Krutch Park and The Regions Bank Building on Gay Street.

#004

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday in the Park


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Sunday in the Park
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Today's Painting is a view from Market Square looking south towards the Federal Courthouse. These wonderful old trees create a canopy of shade over a lush green area of grass just perfect for picnics or to simply sit in the shade.

#003

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Farmer's Market

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Farmer's Market
5" x 7" Oil on Panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Farmer's Market in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. Each Saturday and Wednesday during the summer the market is open and full of farm fresh produce, baked goods, plants, flowers and an assortment of handmade items by local artists. One of my favorite places in town to shop!
#002

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tennessee Theater

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Tennessee Theater
7" x 5" Oil on Panel, 2009
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Today's painting is of the Historic Tennessee Theater in downtown Knoxville, TN. The Theater was renovated in 2001 and has become an iconic landmark in the region as well as a favorite subject of my own paintings. It only made sense to re-visit this subject in a small painting to kick off my new series, "Postcards from Knoxville"
#001