Curious About Watercolor

In last Friday's Without a Net Creativity Workshop, among other projects, we messed around with watercolor. Here are a few examples of students' projects. See the full story (Curiouser and Curiouser) about the class on 

Photos from Hambidge

In November I enjoyed an artist residency at Hambidge Residency Center in North Georgia. Here are a few of the thousands of images I took, mostly for my new paintings. To read more about my adventure, check out my Without a Net blog. The above image is from the Hambidge grounds. They own 600 acres in the breathtaking North GA mountains. 

My studio table

I'd break the internet if I posted all the mushroom photos I took. Here is one.

There were several site works of art in the woods.

We visited a few of the other artist studios. 

We had a little fall color left. It was chilly, which meant less sweat and fewer ticks.

The many pools and ponds made for good reflection photos.

Memorable Memorial Day

Elk River Valley
I drove around taking snaps on  quick trip home to Steamboat Springs to see family for Memorial Day. My student's need some landscape images to work from. Good thing I grew up in Paradise.

Elk River

Gore Range near Silverthorne

Borden Pond with Sleeping Giant 

Storm Mountain from Fish Creek Meadows

Flattops Wilderness and Lake Catamount from Rabbit Ears Pass

Old Truax barn on Elk River Road

Sleeping Giant

Flattops from near Sleeping Giant

Storm Mountain from Sleeping Giant

Wolcott Reservoir 

Ranch in Elk River Valley

Mesas in Kremmling, CO

Good Read

Unrelated to the photo above, my good friend Kerry Madden-Lunsford just had this wonderful article published in the Los Angeles Times. I enjoyed it so much I just had to share. It's about her visit to a local prison to teach children's book writing to inmates. 
Kerry's Article

Yard Blooms

Spring in Birmingham has been over-the-top spectacular this year. Here are some blooms from our yard. Above: Lenten Rose

Creeping Phlox

Solomon Seal


New Without a Net Post

But Here's the Joy         2016        20" x 16"       Oil on Board

I recently posted a new entry on my Without a Net blog. It's about the mind state behind the painting above. I'll save you from more explanation and give you the link:
But Here's the Joy