Live, dangerous sketches from the Chattahoochee River

Yesterday, Tanook and I had the high risk adventure of canoeing with a TV5 reporter and a very expensive video camera in the boat. Riverkeeper’s Sally Bethea joined us on the riverbank for a live interview. Stay tuned for broadcast dates.

Also, mark your calendars for the December 5th show at Alliance Française d’Atlanta.

Sally Bethea

E Palisades looking upriver

E Palisades downriver

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Shocking live sketches…

…and a new pastel for the December show. The river sketches were drawn uber quick (5-10 min) from the banks of the Chestatee River. The martini sketch is an observation, not a judgement.

“Impossible de faire un portrait sans avoir un avis du sujet” -Baudelaire (paraphrased)

November at the spillway

2nd martini

Chestatee river 1

Chestatee River 2


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Just finished this …

Last week, the glare of the setting sun on the Chattahoochee was so intense that I hit every rock while descending Jones Bridge shoals in my boat. The crowd of local hispanic picnickers on river left were entertained. Beautiful day on the river. This one is in the December show at Alliance Française. Stay tuned!

Jones Bridge

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Danke schöne y’all! Hot new pastel

Just finished this pastel of a golden mountain sunset a few days ago. This is the first of several new fall paintings for  A November show in Dahlonega and the “Chattahoochee: trios regards” show on December 5 at Alliance Française. Also, go to “current exhibit” to see what’s available.

Thanks all of you for those birthday wishes!

Pavillion october gold-1

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Great show! And a new watercolor (Shocking sexy chick!)

Un grand “merci” to all art buyers at the benefit show Saturday. I just finished this watercolor of the exotic arctic falcon that was at the Laird house last weekend. No longer a threatened species, according to Wikipedia,  the  Gyrfalcon’s range is mostly Canada and north. You will not likely find him on the Chattahoochee river watershed. Stay tuned for info on two upcoming shows (November 4 in Dahlonega, and the December 5 at Alliance Française.)

To see which paintings sold and which ones are still available, go to and click on “current exhibit”.




And this pastel of “Edge of the World ” rapids on The Amicalola River is still available.Edge of world 2 copy



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Hot off the easel! A new pastel for this Saturday!

Just finished this new study of Amicalola River,  Edge of the World. I’ve painted this scene before in watercolor but in pastel, I can really sculpt those bright water forms. It is for sale this Saturday at the Mountain Conservation Trust benefit. Open to the public. See details below.

Edge of world 2 copy

mct email final 2014

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This Saturday At Tate Mountain!

Osprey near Jones Bridge

Just finished this watercolor. This osprey followed me for an hour upriver on The Chattahoochee. Saw no one for 3 hours on the river. Also, below are details about the Mountain Conservation Trust exhibit this Saturday.

mct email final 2014

Yesterday, at sunset, Tanook and I ran up Kennesaw and got stared down by a mother dow.

Tannok and deer

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