Mountain Park

Redezvous at the Falls

A quick update

Over the last few weeks I’ve been painting quite a bit but have no time for the blog. If you’re like me you’d rather see the work anyway so I will upload some the paintings I’ve done. The first group were done with Leon Holmes on his last day here in the US. We spent the day at Vickery Creek here in Roswell along with a great dinner at Salt in Roswell, finishing up with a nocturnes afterward. The is second group of two plein airs were done on Hembree Rd. in Roswell. There is a stretch of somewhat undisturbed rural beauty consisting of a few early home and a small farm. This is a spot that has been on… Read MoreA quick update »
The Longest Day

Longest painting day of the year

Well, it was bound to happen and Summer officially arrived last Friday and with the longest day of the year on Saturday I decided to celebrate with non stop painting. I started in Mountain Park and ended up in my backyard about 24 hours later. This first is 12 x 12″ view with a right to left composition (don’t like the other way around) of one of the two small lakes in Mountain Park. My emphasis was the clouds —if I have to tell you then it’s not too successful. #2 Mountain Park 2PM. A 9 x 12″ view just to right of number one that I’ve painted several times but this one came out interestingly colorful and abstract. This… Read MoreLongest painting day of the year »
Buford Damn, Ed Cahill, Plein Air Painting

More Dam Paintings

I know it’s corny but I’ve done quite few paintings of dams over the years and I still have fun with it. Saturday I had to drive out to Buford to the Tannery to pick up a painting that was in the Gwinnett Parks Plein Air show . Buford is a cool little rail side town, so typical of many here in GA. They were build right along the tracks and at one time were farming communities and small manufacturing hubs that prospered with the coming of the railroads.The Tannery is a community arts center just south of the old town and has about twenty studios with local painters and sculptors along with a gallery. On the way home I… Read MoreMore Dam Paintings »
Across the lake, Ed Cahill, Plein Air Painting

Finally cold

This last weekend it finally got cold here and as a result I spent most of the weekend inside. My one foray was to Mountain Park on Saturday for this 12 x12″. I’ve been inspired by the wonderful clouds that have been in the area for the last few weeks and decided to push the landscape down and give the clouds center stage, My thought was to go to the lake get a long vista across the water. Unfortunately is was brutally cold with a good stiff wind off the water. I can take the temperature but when the wind blew it was misery! I loaded up my rock bag with the largest stone I could find but this still… Read MoreFinally cold »