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Let us have a complete restoration of America!!
***PLEASE don't pave one more beautiful pasture,
***PLEASE don't cut down one more tree,
***PLEASE don't build another building,
S T O P . . . U R B A N . . . S P R A W L *** S A V E ... O U R ... L A N D ! !

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I have always tried to incorporate pink into my paintings. In the past it always seemed difficult, but this time it seems to have worked :)

8"x10" soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The front of my cabin in full bloom!

Smells so pretty!!

Northeast National Pastel Show

Hello Everybody! I just got back from a wonderful visit to upstate New York where I visited my big brother, Woody, and also delivered my paintings to the Northeast National Pastel Show.

The two paintings that were accepted: Paradise and Rain Before the Snow

Wish me luck!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Feather Tree - SOLD

I'm proud to announce, on opening night for the Lookout Mountain Gallery, this painting sold!
I fell in love with this tree a couple of years ago and see it bloom every spring. I hope you enjoy it!!

11"x14" on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Autumn Vista

I love the photo that inspired this painting. 5"x7" soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Peeking Through

5"x7" on Ampersand Pastelbord. I was looking for drama in this little piece.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Simply a Beautiful Field

I know I say this all th time, but my love of the Tennessee landscape keeps growing more and more. The simple fields are breathtaking to me. I hope you find beauty in them also.

11"x14" on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Santa Nella, CA

Have I told all of you lately how much I love painting landscapes ? :)

This is one I did tonight...yes, it's late, but when urge hits, you've gotta go with it!

11"x14" Mount Visions on Ampersand Pastelbord...and a lovely spring green Great American too.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wenatchee River

I finished this up this afternoon...hope you like it!

Here's a painting I'm working on. The photo is from the April Landscape Challenge that I'm hosting this month on 11"x14" on Ampersand Pastelbord. I'm really looking for the dramatic glow of the main tree. Am still working on the water and reflections.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hills of California

I also finished this this afternoon!

Started this one today. It's one of the photos Phil Bates donated for the Pastel Strokes Thread at Wetcanvas that I'm hosting this month. 11"x14" on green Ampersand Pastelbord. Not quite finished yet. I took this photo tonight under studio lighting, so the colors are not true to the actual painting.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This is a bit out of my comfort zone. Almost done. 6"x6" on Uart.