Smith Plantation

Barrington Hall, Ed Cahill, Plein Air Painting

Historic Homes of Roswell

I’m a bit of a fanatic and tend to do things to the extreme, good or bad. Of course painting is one of those things. My subject matter is not all that radical though—I like architecture. My first plein air classes were with John Guernsey, who lives here in Marietta and I consider him very skilled and I learned a lot from the sessions I had with him. One of his classes met at a park in Marietta and he had us paint views of the older southern houses on the road directly across the street. I have always been a big fan of Southern domestic architecture—classic proportions, simplified ornament. You might call this style Classical Revival and I’m drawn… Read MoreHistoric Homes of Roswell »