A new painting. Fourth in a series

Deux canôts froid72

“Deux canôts froid”, 14″x11″ pastel on paper

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Just finished this one…

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“Winter cloud study”, 11″x14″, pastel on paper

Marshmallow thick clouds a clinging to Mount Ogelthorpe a couple of days ago inspired this winter cloud study (N.C. Wyeth and Rockwell Kent really understood clouds). Stay tuned for more snow studies in this winter series for an upcoming exhibit.

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BEST ART of 2015, part lll


Settles bridge“Settles Bridge, morning fog”, 11″x14″, pastel on paper (SOLD)

This pastel is from group exhibit “Chattahoochee. Trois regards” at Alliance Française. This series of my river paintings was also selected for juried show of international reportage art at the University of Western England, Bristol, UK in May, 2015.

Joe Cumming leaving theatre

Claude Sitton sketch


Julian Bond montage

2015 saw the passing of civil rights legend Julien Bond and Pulitzer prize winning  journalist Claude Sitton, I interviewed my father, veteran civil rights reporter for Newsweek, Joe Cumming Jr. about his experiences with both of them.



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Gala event last night produces surprises!

Charlie Hankey and paintings

The exhibit preview “winter largo” at Tate Mountain attracted some surprise celebrity guests. Above, art philanthropist Charles Hankey beams over his new purchase as Bill Keener, of Sequatchee Farm, reacts.

Stay tuned for details of upcoming exhibit of new paintings at the Cumming/Preston house this spring!

Last light on the church

“Last light at the at the church”, pastel, 11’X14″, SOLD

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Silent snow, secret snow… this just in!

Winter largo: second in a series. Just finished this pastel of the Winship house (from last Saturday in the snow ). Stop by the Cumming / Preston house tonight or tomorrow to see the original.

Winship house January 23 72

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Winter largo: first in a series

Just finished this first of several new snow pastels (based on our dreamlike experience this past weekend in the North Georgia mountains.) For those who are up on the mountain this Saturday, stop by the Cumming / Preston house after the potluck at Mary Semmes , for a private viewing. Stay tuned!

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Breaking news! The Potomac River meets the Shenandoah!

Although the meeting took place millions of years ago, Thomas Jefferson commented that the scene was “worth a trip across the Atlantic Ocean”.

This is a commissioned pastel of Harpers Ferry viewed from Maryland Heights cliffs looking west and upriver. (The figures are unidentified hikers from a sketch on the hike with Bo Emerson in May 2015 for the Appalachian Adventure 20 year reunion story published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the AJC.)

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