Author Archives: Walter Cumming

About Walter Cumming

Walter has created several travel portfolios for publication and for gallery shows. This will be his first live blog with sketchbook images uploaded from on location. Walter Cumming created award winning art for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 28 years. In 2008 he chose to leave the paper and become a full time, independent artist. In his final year at the AJC, Cumming received his highest national and international recognition, winning both the 2008 Best of Cox portfolio for illustration and first place for illustration in the 2008 international Society of Newspaper Design.

Unpublished paintings 2008-2018 (clearing house!)

SOREL-TRACY, Québec, December 25, 2018–  Bonne Anée tous!  Below is a listing of about 60 paintings I made for exhibits since I left the AJC in 2008. They are currently on display at the Cumming/Preston Tate house for public viewing. … Continue reading

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My first Christmas in Québec!

GRENVILLE- sûr- la- ROUGE, Québec- December 25, 2018–  Joyeux Noël tous! My first Christmas in Quebec has been glorious. Tanook was in heaven with two runs at 20 below zero C, (near zero F). Below is complete list of my … Continue reading

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More of my archived paintings

From Spain, Canada, Paris to Berlin to Croatia, to Class 1V rapids in North Georgia; here are 10 more paintings from my archive painted since I left the AJC in 2008. They are on display in my studio/ gallery through … Continue reading

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LIVE! From Québec! More unpublished art from my archives

Bonjour y’all. So, ere are 15 more unpublished originals (out of over 70 I painted since I left the AJC in 2008) . They are from on location sketches in France, Germany, Canada, North Georgia, and Atlanta. They are on … Continue reading

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Over 50 of my unpublished paintings (2008-2018) for sale!

Bonjour tous! I leave for Québec tomorrow. I’ll be back in Atlanta briefly in mid January then I’m off for France and Morocco on a project interviewing and sketching Olympic runners from the 1960s and 70s. While I’m gone, I’m … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeff Galloway

ATLANTA. GEORGIA, DECEMBER 12, 2019 Yesterday, Atlanta Olympian Jeff Galloway generously allowed me to interview him at his home for a one hour recording. This is the first of a series of portrait interviews of Olympians around the world. Stay … Continue reading

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I can’t make this stuff up!

I just finished this pastel today. It’s based on an experience I had on June 25 at 8:32 PM. Five minutes earlier, I had just had the wind knocked out of me in awe when I witnessed the mountain bathed … Continue reading

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Unveiling show last Saturday

Un grand merci to all who made it to my unveiling show (despite the rain, traffic, and Georgia / Alabama game!) So here’s the final. “Winship porch in October”, 36.5″x 46.5″  

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Dialogue between mist and water in winter

ST. SAUVEUR, QUÉBEC, NOVEMBER 15, 2018: I just finished this pastel here in my Quebec studio in St. Sauveur, QC. It’s actually based on a watercolor sketch I made last January in north Georgia but, I never tire of the … Continue reading

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Live from Québec! Hot off my easel

Just finished this pastel in my Quebec studio. It’s based on a watercolor sketch I did in June in north Georgia. It will be included in my exhibit along side the unveiling of my largest painting ever. Paraphrasing Mathew McConaughey … Continue reading

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