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.

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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It’s official! Finished painting has been approved! Unveiling to come soon

Due to unknown turn out at this stage, time and date will be announced next week. It will be either 1:00 – 4:00 November 24th or December 1st or 2nd. Stay tuned! Here are two details of my 4’x 5′. … Continue reading

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Panther sighting in north Georgia

JASPER, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 31, 2019  A panther was sighted this week for a second time at the same location it was sighted earlier this summer near Lake Sequoyah, north of Jasper Georgia.  Earlier this summer the same panther was sighted … Continue reading

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This just in! A new date for unveiling of my biggest painting ever

It’s official. My client just approved my painting for framing. The unframed unveiling will be on Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:00-4:00 at the Cumming/Preston house at Tate mountain. Other new paintings of Tate, Quebec and Ireland, will be available for … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars! Unveiling December 2, 2018

This pastel commission is even bigger than my National Park mural which hangs permanently in the park headquarters at Hewlett Lodge in Roswell. Framed, this painting is over five feet wide by four feet tall! Below is a detail. Stay … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail class of 2018 finale

AMICALOLA FALLS, GEORGIA, October 9, 2018-Yesterday, I hiked partway up Amicalola Falls trail, the approach trail to the southern terminus of the A.T. At the visitor center, I asked Park Ranger , Charlotte, if any south bounders had arrived. She … Continue reading

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A.T. thru-hikers who survived to Maine

CARATUNC, MAINE, September 3, 2018 –  For the past seven days, I have been driving north up the Appalachian trail and stopping daily at trail heads along the Appalachian trail to run and hike the trail in search of  northbound … Continue reading

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Live from the Appalachian Trail in Maine

CARATUNK, MAINE. September 3, 2018: Since last Friday, I have found or gotten reports of at least nine surviving northbound thru-hikers of the sixty plus hikers I interviewed five months ago back in Georgia. Yesterday, in Caratunc by the Kennebec … Continue reading

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Live from the Appalachian Trail

MANCHESTER, VERMONT, August 29, 2018 – I’m posting this from Starbucks in the tiny village of Manchester, but an hour ago, I found my first thru-hiker  (of about 60 I’ve interviewed since March back in Georgia) who has made it … Continue reading

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