Saturday, April 23, 2011

Old Grain Mill

"Old Guthrie Grain Mill"

12 x 16 Oil

Guthrie, KY

I began this painting at the old mill but had to finish in the studio. The rusted old buildings intrigued me. Many think they should be torn down... that it is an eye-sore. I look at this mill as a part of history. I wonder how many farmers with horse-drawn wagons used deliver their grain there.... I imagine them standing around talking with each other, awaiting their turn to unload. I am sure they talked about the upcoming weather, or the prices of the grain, maybe how their family made it through the drought....

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Painting outside at the American Cafe

This little "down home" restaurant is located in Guthrie, Todd County, Kentucky, about 10 miles south of 68/80 just off of Hwy 181, and just north of the TN line. I arrived to paint about 9 am and set up at the vacant lot across the street, then went to get a hamburger at lunch time. This is a typical scene of this area of Kentucky where we live, a very back-in-the-day look. The food and the service is great, and many local workers stop in for their lunch time meals.

"American Cafe"

8 x 10


I was drawn to this place particularly because of our USA flag that is flown there every day, and the red and blue colors on the white building.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Donation Painting to help Japan

This is my donation painting for the

Daily Paintworks "Help Japan" Challenge Auction

"Culinary Arts"

6 x 6 oil on stretched canvas "shelf setter"

1 1/2 " thick canvas-covered wood frame


It is painted on all sides.

Wouldn't you love to have this setting on your kitchen or dining-room window or shelf?

Click on THIS LINK to see and bid on this painting. You can enter my name in the search box. All proceeds , except $5 shpg, go to "Save the Children" of Japan .

Thanks for your consideration.