living, painting and drawing daily from the Edge of Normaltown

83 nature native…. Little Rose Creek

Little Rose Creek and Elder Mill Covered Bridge On Sunday May 2, 2015, I took a little trip back down to Little Rose Creek and the Elder Mill Covered Bridge … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

81 nature native… daffodils and still lifes

daffodils and still lifes I’ve been thinking about interesting Notes and quotes  

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

80 nature native… the new collage project

the new collage project… changing gears (notes, goals and ideas) I tend to do well with goals and deadlines and when I begin to contemplate a new project I’ve always … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

79 nature native …Dogwoods

Dogwoods Next to the Azaleas at the Masters, nothing is more symbolic of Spring here in Northeast Georgia than the Dogwood (Cornus florida). They have begun to bloom. Over the … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

78 nature native …Swamp Hibiscus 03 (opening blooms)

Swamp Hibiscus 03 (opening blooms) (Hibiscus coccineus) (acrylic, pastel and charcoal on muslin) I decided I wanted build this painting through the complementarities or opposites. I wanted pop and sizzle … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

77 nature native …Swamp Hibiscus 02 (Hibiscus coccineus)

Swamp Hibiscus 02 …(Hibiscus coccineus) acrylic and charcoal on muslin I really like the Swamp Hibiscus. It is a very showy plant that demands attention when you find it. You … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

77 nature native …Swamp Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus)

Swamp Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) (acrylic and charcoal on muslin)   I’m enjoying working up my plant portraits and the Swamp Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) is one of my favorites. It is a … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

76 nature native …Violet 05 (how I get here)

Violet 05 (Viola Sororia) …the patch (mixed media on muslin) notes, quotes and tips I have seriously liked this painting since I did it back in September of 2014. There … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

75 nature native …Violet 04 (Viola sororia)

Violet 04 (Viola sororia) (acrylic and charcoal on muslin) We have a new sign of Spring here in North Georgia, the Oaks and Pines are blooming so everything is getting … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

74 nature native …Violet 03 (Viola alba)

Violet 03 (Viola alba) (acrylic and charcoal on muslin) The really nice thing about working up these small paintings is I get to quickly explore different approaches to painting a … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

73 nature native …Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)

Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) (aqueous acrylic and charcoal on muslin) This is one of those plants I would love to cultivate and I’m in the process of finding them through … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

72 native nature …American Plum (Prunus americana)

American Plum (Prunus americana) (aqueous acrylic and charcoal on muslin) One of the trees that’s flowering now is the American Plum another member of the rose family (Rosaceae). You can … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments


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