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 waltercumming.com and click on “current exhibit”.
And this pastel of “Edge of the World ” rapids on The Amicalola River is still available.
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.
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.
Yesterday, at sunset, Tanook and I ran up Kennesaw and got stared down by a mother dow.
Just finished these 2 new paintings for upcoming show. Also, mark your calendars, next Saturday, Oct. 11, Mountain Conservation Trust exhibit , fundraiser (info below).
Above is a cold, rocky gorge full trout, about 30 miles upriver from Atlanta, called Chattahoochee Point. It’s accessible only by boat (or by waders if you know the trails)
This is a spectacular 16″x 20″ pastel of the southern end of the Appalachian mountains, the Ogelthorpe Massif, on an autumn dusk. The peak on the left, Mount Ogethporpe (3,350 ft), was the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail until 1957 when it was moved to Springer Mountain, about 20 miles north (fact check that date svp)
A few days ago, I accidentally “water boarded ” and killed my iPhone when I swam in the Chattahoochee River near Jones Bridge. I didn’t get any useful information from the technique but I did enjoy 3 days of joy and freedom until my came back to life after drying out in a bag of white rice. Meanwhile, I finished these 2 new pastels for my upcoming exhibits this fall. Stay tuned for details…
This is a horizontal study of a previous storm over sharp top in summer.
I just finished this about 30 minutes ago; based on sketch and run Wildcat Creek trail last week in Dawson Wildlife Management (thanks Mountain Stewards for the most beautiful trail in North Georgia)
See something, draw something…Rick Lubrandt and Leonard Thibodeau on the Chattahoochee.
Just finished these two new pastels of the Chattahoochee river for the show at Alliance Française. (Also they’ll be on display at the Mountain Conservation Trust fundraiser on October 11. Stay tuned for details..
This one is base on an early morning trip last month with Rick Lubrandt and Leonard Thibodeau. We stopped at an indian fishing wire near Settles bridge believed to be thousands of years old…
…and this is based on sketches from the East Palisades beach (still finishing this one..)
Just finished this pastel of early morning on the Chattahoochee for the Alliance Francaise exhibit (it will be on display at the Mountain Conservation Trust fund raiser in 3 weeks)