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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24th, 2017
My first newly completed work of 2017: "The Cornerstone Series, No. 2", oil on panel, 16 inches x 20 inches.

Below is a more color accurate, final image of "The Cornerstone Series No. 2" the latest design in my series of figure works designed around the marble cornerstone of Fort Payne's old Forest Avenue School (which is exhibited on the grounds of the Fort Payne Depot Museum).

Click HERE to navigate to my gallery display page for this art where you may purchase it through my secure online retailer, CCNow.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th, 2017
New projects for 2017: "The Cornerstone Series, No. 3", oil on panel, 18 inches x 22 inches & "Little River Bathers", oil on panel, 22 inches x 36 inches, plus something old that needs finishing.

This week has been a busy one for me; I've started the third design of my Cornerstone Series & I am in the progress of transferring a new design to its support that will be entitled "Little River Bathers", oil on panel, 22 inches x 36 inches. Additionally I am resuming work on this piece that has been unfinished now for over a year due to other commitments:


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2017
Progress on "The Cornerstone Series, No. 3", oil on panel, 18 inches x 22 inches.

I completed the last of the Grisaille drawing of values on this today & then applied three light coats of clear acrylic sealer to it. After the clear acrylic dries for the next 3-4 days it will be ready for painting to begin. In the meantime, I will get started on the Grisaille drawing for my other project, "Little River Bathers"!


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 2017
"Desoto Falls" & "The Sequined Shawl" are now available in the gallery at "A Cup of Everything" in Huntsville, Alabama.

I rotated my landscape painting, "Desoto Falls" & my portrait, "The Sequined Shawl" into Helen Gillispie's upstairs gallery space. If you're in Huntsville, feel free to visit Helen's business, "A Cup of Everything" - located at 103 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL. 35801 - to view these & the works of other local artists that she has available!

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 2017
Progress on "Little River Bathers", oil on panel, 22 inches x 36 inches.

I've managed to get the first pair of bathers done as I render the Grisaille drawing of values on this piece. I've captured this young couple standing on one of the rocks below Little River Falls, where they are obviously enjoying each other's company very much!


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2017
Progress on "The Cornerstone Series No.3", oil on panel, 18 inches x 22 inches.

Finally got started adding color glazes to the background as a foundation for further work that will eventually depict a foggy, mist enshrouded landscape spreading out beyond our model on her cornerstone pedestal!


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017
My first two works in "The Cornerstone Series" have been accepted for exhibition in the Nude Nite - Tampa 2017 Art Show & Sale!

Well my friends, I'm quite pleased that "The Cornerstone Series No. 1" & "The Cornerstone Series No. 2" have been accepted for exhibition in the Nude Nite Tampa - 2017 Art Show & Sale taking place March 2nd, 3rd & 4th in Tampa, Florida.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2017
Progress on "Little River Bathers", oil on panel, 22 inches x 36 inches.

I have gotten both of the second pair of bathers put in the composition & now I'm engaged in the somewhat "involved" task of rendering those massive rocks for the Grisaille drawing of values on this project!


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 2017
"Col. Weir Cook & the Pennant Flying Corps", oil on panel, 24 inches x 32 inches, is now ready to hang in the Indiana Air Museum!

I know it has been a while since I completed this piece for Ms. Christy Broady, President of the Weir Cook Memorial Project, but here is "Col. H. Weir Cook & the Pennant Flying Corps" resplendant in its new frame, fit to be hung in the proposed Indiana Air Museum, which is planned to be established at the Indianapolis Regional Airport!


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MONDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2017
I'm pleased to announce that "Heroes of the Sky" - the children's book that I illustrated & designed for the H. Weir Cook Memorial Project Foundation - has reached a significant milestone!
I have been informed by Ms. Christy Broady, President of the H. Weir Cook Memorial Project, that since intial publication in 2014, that she has distributed over 1000 free copies to children in attendance of airshows & other military veterans' displays & events!!

The book was formally released during the Howard County Vietnam Veterans 32nd Annual Reunion in September of 2014 in Greentown, Indiana. To learn more about the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization, visit their webpage at: www.hcvvo.net .

To learn more about how you may acquire a copy of "Heroes of the Sky" for your child or grandchild or help Christy Broady with a donation for this worthy cause, visit her webpage at: H. Weir Cook Memorial Project .

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TUESDAY, APRIL 11th, 2017
Progress on "Little River Bathers", oil on panel, 22 inches x 36 inches.

Continuing on in the "involved" task of rendering those massive rocks for the Grisaille drawing of values on this project! This detail image gives a view of the entire center section of the painting - which is 36 inches across overall - and an impression of the expanse of the area that is comprised of these very large rocks that take up a substantial part of this scene.

So, slowly, but surely, I'm getting there on this "under drawing" of values for this work!


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MONDAY, APRIL 17th, 2017
"Days of Silver Rails & Golden Dreams" has been selected by the Fort Payne Main Street Association to be featured on banners that will adorn lamp posts in Fort Payne's historic downtown area!
I was very pleased to hear last week from Ms. Donna Chesser, head of the design committee for the Fort Payne Main Street Association, that they had selected my painting, "Days of Silver Rails & Golden Dreams" for inclusion in a banner design to promote Fort Payne's historic downtown.

As of today, Ms. Connie Fuller, Director of the Fort Payne Main Street Association, and I have made it official with a usage agreement signed to permit Accel Graphics of Fort Payne to reproduce this art image on a banner as shown below, left. They have kindly incorporated my webpage address directly beneath the image of the painting to promote my business, for which I am very grateful.

As many of you know, the original painting is a part of the Fort Payne Depot Museum's permanent collection, but you may click HERE to navigate to my gallery page for this art where you may order a print of "Days of Silver Rails & Golden Dreams" for your own!


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