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, 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.