Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bald Rock Study 8x10

I never tire of Cheaha and especially Bald Rock-what a great place to paint. During the Christmas holidays while family was visiting, I drove my daughter and family up to see the winter landscape. -cold but so pretty-
We walked out to the point. I never cease to be enthralled with the rough landscape with huge rocks. Cheaha State Park is a beautiful place. I snapped photos; this painting was a result. In the future, I want to do a larger version.

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