About my Images

I am watercolor artist. I have veered from traditional painting using brushes, paper and paint to using the computer. My tools now are digital brushes, software, and a digital tablet.

I am now able to paint more of what I see in my mind's eye and enjoy the instant gratification.
I hope you enjoy this site.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Loyd's Mountain Firetruck

This image was shot in the mountains of North Georgia. We were returning from one of our back roads explorations when we spotted this firetruck. It seemed abandoned. I shot some color and black and white infrared. The black and white was befitting of the subject.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mossy Log

Lake Consauga in North Georgia. A tour around the lake gives lots of visuals like this one.

As Above-SoBelow

I went to Lake Conasauga in the North Ga. mountains this weekend with some friends and the weather and lake was beautiful. This over hanging branch was next to our picnic area. I spotted it as soon as we drove up. There's that Yin Yang thing again.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wall Flower

This watercolor was inspired from a photo taken in Savannah GA on the riverfront.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Over Hanging Rock

This view is directly across the river from my deck. I live in Ellijay Ga. right on the Cartecay river and never tire of the natural surroundings here.

Snow Pebble

This image was shot in the hills just outside Las Vegas. The scene was in shadow so the sun had not yet melted the snow.

Just Before Night...

Shot in Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia.

Dusk and sweet light. Perfect shooting light.

The Hat...

Hand colored from Black & White. Photo shot in Tate, Ga.

First Light

Shot in Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia.

Shot in Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia.

Wikipedia... In philosophy, systems theory and science, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions.

This little piggy...

Road trip in Southern Georgia. Pig Farm


Crimson Queens

This image is based on some roadside poppies in Ellijay, Georgia.

Canoe Morn

This image was from a Canadian canoe trip a few years back.

Yellow Birds

This was shot in Fort Mountain State Park in Georgia.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Choose Me

This watercolor collage is from 3 different original images. I got the idea when I was on one of my photo hikes. There was a flower (not this one) amidst several fern fronds and it appeared to be saying "Choose Me !" It stuck out so much from its surroundings that you couldn't help but notice it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Road Less Traveled

This collage is from an original photograph with digital painting. I like to go on impromptu photo hikes near my home. This image is a result of ideas that came to me as I was shooting. You never can find the exact shot that will conform with your thoughts, but you find something that offers a springboard to a really good image.

Photo hike

This is a collage of a few images I shot earlier this week. I love seeing the changes of the seasons with the old and the new on the same plant. Also I was able to capture a tree monster. The springing forth of fern fronds is a reminder from childhood of seeing time lapse photography of plants unfolding from seedlings. Then there is the ubiquitous summer bag worm nests in tree after tree.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Midnight Dance

This watercolor collage is a blend of one of my photos and a watercolor painting. It seemed to just flow together and it was more like it painted me than the other way around.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I created this painting from a photo I shot last summer. One of the first watercolor paintings I remember seeing was of a thistle. I'm still fascinated by the plant. Its ugly and beautiful at the same time.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Out Buildings

These buildings are a few miles from my home in Ellijay. This watercolor print is in 8x10 format. It was a rather warm day when I took the reference photos and would have liked to have taken more, but the farmers dog had other plans for me.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Somewhere in Time

This melancholy image was taken while on a road trip in St. Marys in Georgia. My wife was sleeping in and I decided to go on a photo expedition on foot. I ended up in a cemetery... Some of my really good photos have been taken in cemeteries. This bush was loaded with flowers, in between grave stones, but what caught my eye was what had fallen on the ground. The symbolism in what I was seeing and where I was kinda struck me.... Yin-Yang.
It is a symbol that reflects the inescapably intertwined duality of all things in nature.
(Not my words, but what I felt)

End of the Day

This was shot in a cemetery in New Orleans. It was very cold that day. This old man seemed to be waiting for someone. He seemed to be anticipating the arrival of the day's end. I chose to print the image in monochrome to suit the subject matter.

Don't take my baskets

This photo was shot outside Chattanooga at a small unattended fruit stand. The south is known for people being trust worthy. We never locked our doors as a child. The note reads... "I will be back shortly. Please get what you need and put the money in the box on the pole. Please don't take my cups - bags are on the end of the tomato table. Please don't exchange tomatoes to get the size you want or need. Thank you for stopping and God Bless You. Linda
Please Don't Take My Baskets

Is that not neat?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Savannah Marsh

This watercolor painting is based on a photo I took while on vacation. I took the liberty of changing the whole mood of the painting to give me the warm feeling I get when I'm near the coast. I also added the birds for compositional interest.

Growth 1

The background photo was shot in my yard in Ellijay, GA.

Introspection II

I shot this image while on a commissioned photo shoot. It had nothing to do with the assignment, but while waiting for the next event, this group of birds all came to this one tree next to where I was shooting... so I snapped it.... I said Thanks.

Through a Tree's Eyes

This is what I think a tree sees as she opens her eyes in the morning. When I shot this, peering through the viewfinder, it was like I was looking out from the tree's perspective. The forest does have eyes.

Friday, March 20, 2009


I created this image/collage after a Christmas gathering at our house in Ellijay, GA. I was watching my nieces and nephews playfully interacting and telling their stories. I was thinking how I felt at their age. Bulletproof with a nothing can stop you attitude. Some images of that feeling came to mind and I produced this collage. The eye in the left corner of the image is that of my niece. Ahhh... Youth.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wild Azaleas

Wild azaleas grow all around our property and along the river edge. The reference photos I took to do this allowed me to create the exact composition I needed to paint this Digital Watercolor. The background of this image is from an actual scanned watercolor produced in the studio. The finished piece is 11x17 inches.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Canada Flatbed

This painting is from a photo taken on a road trip somewhere in Canada. This truck was in a field next to a small motel where we spent the night. It was obvious that it had been put out to pasture. The keys were still in it. This original is about 17x10 inches.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Amelia Island Lighthouse

I think this Digital Watercolor is one of my best yet. This was fun to paint. This is the lighthouse on Amelia Island. You can't really get close enough to get a good photo of the whole thing because the lighthouse is nestled in a subdivision. We drove around for about an hour trying different vantage points before I settled on this one. I took artistic license and added the birds and a few extra bushes.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Amelia Island Dock

This Digital Watercolor painting is based on several images of a boat dock on Amelia Island in Florida. We were on our way back from a photo shoot and decided to take a side trip. We ended up spending more time than we had planned, but ate some wonderful seafood.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is from an original watercolor. I painted it from a shot in Cloudland Canyon near Trenton GA. It was early morning and dew was still present.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Reaching for the Sun

This image was shot also in the garden behind the shop in Blueridge GA. I found it interesting the way every one had their faces toward the sun. I think they're smiling.


This is a digital painting from a photo I shot in Blueridge, Ga. There was a garden behind the little shop (no longer there) and the shop owner let me do some photos there. I liked stopping there when in Blueridge... I hate it's not there any longer.


One of the things I was taught early in my photography training was "pre-visualization"... Seeing a final image in your head before you shoot it. Knowing what you want visually from the final image helps in the composition as well as aesthetics.

Greeting the Day

I photographed this image in a farmer's yard in Jasper Georgia. The sky was exceptionally clear that morning. The detail in this image is amazing.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Center of Interest

This Sunflower digital painting presents a very striking pose against the clear summer sky. This digital watercolor painting is in a style that is almost identical to my traditional style. It takes several hours to paint an image like this and for me, is very satisfying.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

4 For a Dollar

This fruit stand image is typical in rural areas of the South. This is the beginning of my Fruit Stand series. There will be additional images in the next few weeks. This is a digital watercolor.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pushing Spring

Awaiting the arrival of Spring with the anticipation of new growth. I never grow tired of Spring. This single cone of an evergreen is as refreshing as a forest.

This image was shot near my home in the North Georgia mountains near Ellijay Georgia.

Lilly Triad

Time has three phases — past, present and future.The nature of the human being consists of three distinct levels — body, mind and soul. Thought, word and deed complete the sum of human capability.

This image was digitally painted from a photo I shot in my front yard. I am a watercolorist and choosing this style of digital painting allows me to move into more creative directions than just using natural brushes and pigments. The composition of the flowers keep the eye moving about the image for a very pleasing visual experience.

Leaf Bones

I found this leaf while hiking. It was on the ground next to some sprouted seedlings. I carefully placed it in a notebook that I carry on my shoots. The entire body of the leaf had been eaten away by insects or rotted away. I saw the life cycle thing in my head and knew I had to record this. Back in my studio, I scanned the leaf and digitally painted this image.

After school

This is a print from one of my original watercolors.

I was attending an art show in Southern Georgia and these children were just out of school and taking in the sights at the show. I was able to get a few shots before they moved on.


I shot this at sunrise one morning behind my home on the Cartecay River in Ellijay, GA. I'm an early riser and I went out on the deck to have my coffee and the light was just right. I ran for my camera and caught the shot just before the mist lifted.

Mountain Morning

I live in Ellijay... located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. I'm very lucky to be living my dream here on the Cartecay River. This image was shot early morning from my back deck.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Just setting up shop

It will take me a few days to get my ducks in a row, but I'm looking forward to showing off my stuff.