Thursday, August 25, 2011

Windy Gap

5.5"x16" - Watercolor- painted in my Travelogue 8/23/2011
(Click on the image to enlarge)

We just returned from a short trip to Weaverville, NC, near Asheville, where we acted as back-up babysitters with the grand-kids while their Mom performed her nursing duties and their Dad played drums with a quartet at Windy Gap.  The 3-day camp session served as the kickoff of the school year, as well as a spiritual retreat,  for 310 Covenant Day School high school students from Charlotte, NC.  The property is quite impressive, set in the mountains, and included a pool, a mountain creek, large lake, horses, go-cart track, zip lines, giant swing, basketball courts, Wiffle ball field, climbing wall, volleyball sand courts, a theater for worship sessions, large dining hall, lots of wonderful food, and great accommodations for adult staff and their families.  I'd go back in a heartbeat!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Smoky Mountains National Park

"Cades Cove"  Watercolor - 5"x16"
Me and my Grandson Nicholas
"Smoky Mountians National Park River" Watercolor - 5"x16"

We just came back from a wonderful trip to East Tennessee - Frank and myself, and daughter Allison and her husband Nate and grandson Nick. We went to Dollywood, Splash Country, a huge water park, and Smoky Mountains National Park.  Here are my Travelogue paintings of Cades Cove, a beautiful, pristine, and historical place in Smoky Mountains National Park.  We fell in love with the place.  Gotta go back!! (Watercolor 5"x16")

Friday, August 5, 2011

Home Shows

WOW! It's been too long since my last BLOG post...too darn busy!!  I had a private showing at my house of my art for an out-of-town visitor - former Charlestonian in July.  I'm having another one this weekend, I hope.  I set up the living room this morning. Here's a peek.  If you're ever interested in a studio tour/home show of my pieces, I'm open to it. Let me know what you think.