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May 4, 2016

Twins Have arrived!!

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Meet Abbott and Emeline, the newest members of our family! They are around 6 weeks old now. Tianna and the Twins are all happy and healthy and growing at a steady pace, about 8 lbs now. We are so very blessed with everything, except possibly more sleep…

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Apr 4, 2013

New Abstract Paintings

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Over the past year I’ve begun exploring abstract and non-representational painting. I have to admit I was a bit hesitant at first. It began as an expressive outlet and a form of therapy, but then I started seeing my representational work have more…

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Sep 15, 2011

Passing of Gordon Wetmore

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While I was away on my recent travels I was saddened to receive a call one morning that Gordon Wetmore had passed away the night before. It was comforting to be out painting in a beautiful place when I heard the bad news. So as I struggled to finish the…

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Jul 13, 2011

New Studio

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I’m excited to tell you that I’ve just moving into a new studio in Chattanooga at corner of Williams and 14th Street. I moved in July 1, less than two weeks ago, so I’m still getting settled in. It’s the first time in quite a while…

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Aug 2, 2010

Painting Demo-Warrens Point Morning

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This is a short painting demo with a few step-by-step photos, revealing a brief look a the progression of what goes into developing and completing a painting. This is one of the many photos I took as a reference as I was doing the 6x8 field study below.…

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Jun 1, 2010

Picasso Quote

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“All Children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” - Pablo Picasso

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May 4, 2010

color study

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Color - It seems that there are endless possibilities. Maybe that’s a good reason to keep it simple. But I guess everyone has a different opinion on how many is enough. Some say 3 primary, some 3 plus a few grays, others say 6 with a warm and cool…

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Mar 17, 2010

Passing of a great Artist - James Reynolds

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It was sad to recently hear the news of the passing of a legend and one of my favorite artist, James Reynolds, in February of this year. He was truly a Fine Artist and one of the great American and Western Artist of our time whose work is timeless and…

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Jan 31, 2010

William Wendt Quote

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“The true artist does not paint to please the public -but he holds the interest of all who think, for a work of art expresses the mind of its workman. In it are clearly reflected his vices and his weaknesses, as well as his virtues. He may deceive…

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Jan 30, 2010

Three Colors and the Truth

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The old saying goes all you need to know to play guitar is ‘three chords and the truth’. Keep it simple, tell the truth and put some soul into it. Not to offend any expert players because it certainly helps to know as much as you possibly…

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Sep 21, 2009

William Lathrop Quote

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‘Great art tells its story of the great loves and passions. The great hatreds may also be great art, if they find adequate expression…..Given the usual human equipment of sight and touch, that one will be the best artist who is most profoundly…

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Jul 6, 2009

Quote from John Adams

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“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order…

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Jun 30, 2009

Painting Video

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While I was on my trip to Tennessee and Alabama last month Chris Willis, a good friend of mine from Chattanooga, produced this really cool time-lapsed film of me while I was painting. Chris really knows what he’s doing. I am totally excited about…

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Jun 30, 2009

Mayflower Gulch

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Yesterday I met up with some friends in the mountains and painted at Mayflower Gulch near Leadville, CO. It was a beautiful day. Here are some photos.

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May 31, 2009

George Inness Quote

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“We are all the subjects of impressions, and some of us seek to convey the impressions to others. In the art of communicating impressions lies the power of generalizing without losing the logical connection of parts to the whole which satisfies the…

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