This watercolor of Mandela was published in the AJC years ago (2005?) for a series of biographies during black history month. The Black History Month poster was my design but was never published .
Many thanks to all who bought paintings at my preview show at Tate last week! Stay tuned for new work and info on future art adventures (I may be on assignment in Baja Mexico in February pending approval for a story for The Leader magazine for the National Outdoor Leadership School)
Just finished this new pastel for the show Saturday. If you’re on the mountain, stop by for a hot cider or a glass of wine by the fire.
This is a watercolor commission I just finished of a red wolf hybrid and a Pyrenees mix that I met in North Georgia. Opinions on wolf hybrids (as well as pit bulls) vary greatly but this guy “Bo” was as sweet as BooBoo, my beloved malamute. Despite the romantic projection that wolves have human emotions (wolf mothers kill their undesired pups), wolf authority Barry Lopez reminds us in his book “Of Men and Wolves” that, after all the research, wolf behavior still remains unpredictable and a mystery.
My show of new paintings next Saturday is not a mystery. Stay tuned for new pastels next week…
Here’s the step by step process…
… and for those of you on the mountain next Saturday, stop by for a peak!
After 28 years in the newsroom, commuting 2 hours daily in Atlanta traffic, producing illustrations on deadline in the high energy newsroom, there’s now a quiet joy and luxury in being in my own home studio, sled dog sleeping by my side, leisurely painting illustrations for publication.
I just finished these two pastels for Suzanne Van Atten’s “personal journey” essay running December 22 titled “The Only Christmas Tradition That Matters” . Don’t miss it!
Also, mark your calendars; new paintings of Quebec, Maine, and North Georgia, at the Cumming/Preston Tate house Saturday, November 30, 2:00-6:00 (day after the Tate Christmas party). Stay tuned for new work for the show.
These are a few of the roughs and studies. Color pallet on the first one was tricky…
… and these are 3 published christmas illustrations I offered as a style reference…
Just finished this pastel for the November 30th show at Tate. Does anybody know who belongs to these 2 gorgeous cedar strip boats at the dock? Stay tuned for details of the show and upcoming adventures this winter!
« Il y a peu de formes aussi belles que la coque d’un canoë (excepté peut-être une belle femme)”
Un grand merci, to those who bought paintings at the Mountain Conservation Trust event last week. (view paintings still available at waltercumming.com, current exhibit). Stay tuned for details on the upcoming show plus live dispatches from our next adventure (Tanook and me) this fall and winter.
Wish I could be more specific but I’m awaiting responses from sponsors, publishers and galleries ranging from Wyoming to Quebec. Also, Tanook is still honing his whitewater boating skills.
We still need a bluegrass musician for tomorrow. Also here is the final pastel for the preview exhibit tomorrow. They look impressive in person. Stop by!