Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Old Country Store

6"x6" Oil on Panel
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30 Paintings in 30 Days: September, 2014—Day 16

As you drive down the highways of Tennessee, you will find little gems like this old country store. These relics from the past are so full of character. They are so much fun to paint.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hump Day!

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: September, 2014—Day 15

OK, It's only Monday, but it's Hump Day the 30 Days challenge! Why not paint a camel? 

In parts of the world too dry for other livestock, Heifer is providing families with camels and training in their care. Camel gift donations change lives by:
  • • Providing milk that can be used for nutrition or sold for income
  • • Boosting income by “hiring out” the camel for hauling goods
  • • Encouraging self-reliance by serving as a means of transportation
Camels are tremendous assets for families in harsh, unpredictable regions such as the African Sahara and parts of Asia. People who receive the gift of a camel find themselves better able to sustain their families while earning a better future for their children.

I hope you take a moment to visit the Heifer Internaitonal website and learn more about ending world hunger "The Heifer Way."

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lake View


11"x14" Oil on Canvas
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30 Paintings in 30 Days: September, 2014—Day 14 

Another view from Tims Ford Lake. I have made several other paintings of this view, but to date,  this is my largest plein-air attempt at this location. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Willie the Pig

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: September, 2014—Day 13

Meet Willie the pig. He is a resident at the Heifer Ranch in Arkansas. He loves eating and laying around in the barn. This angle was particularly difficult to paint, but getting his expression was worth the effort.

Pig gift donations are an excellent fit for some of the poorest families Heifer serves. Your donation not only supplies a pig for a family, it will also educate them in its care and feeding. Each donation of a pig:
• Produces as many as 16 piglets that can be sold for income 
• Creates a steady supply of organic fertilizer, increasing crop yields
By providing much needed protein and nourishment, a pig donation can help pull a family from under the crushing burden of hunger. And thanks to the income earned from selling the offspring, your gift of a pig has the power to uplift entire communities.

I hope you take a moment to visit the Heifer Internaitonal website and learn more about ending world hunger "The Heifer Way."

Friday, September 12, 2014

Reflections of Summer

6"x6" Oil on Panel
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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge: September 2014—Day 12

Another abstract. This one based on summer afternoon colors reflecting on water.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There Is a Balm in Gilead


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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge: September 2014—Day 11

There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole,
there is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sin-sick soul.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Mighty Fortress


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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge: September 2014—Day 10

A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he, amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
does seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing,
were not the right Man on our side,
the Man of God's own choosing.
You ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth his name,
from age to age the same;
and he must win the battle.


And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God has willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo! his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.

That Word above all earthly powers
no thanks to them abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours
through him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still;
his kingdom is forever! 

Author: Martin Luther (1529)
Translator: Frederick H. Hedge (1852)
Tune: EIN FESTE BURG