An Oldie But a Goodie

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I’ve got several projects I’m working on right now, but none are finished. I should have a couple done for next week so I can show new work, but for today it’s a trip down memory lane.

Facebook sometimes shows me something from the past. That happened last week when this Nashville Skyline painting popped up. It shocked me that this was from 11 years ago. The time really has flown. This was a 30×40 commission piece for a client. I was driving home one Saturday evening in December from my studio, which at the time was in the Factory at Franklin, and the setting winter sun struck the city so beautifully. Of course, I was on the interstate by myself, so there was nothing I could do.

Fortunately, the light the next day was virtually the same, so I got my wife to drive me around the downtown loop while I leaned out the window and took reference photos. I must have looked a sight, hanging out of the car with my camera. Anyway, I got the shots and worked on this painting from those.

It’s always been a favorite of mine, and I hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking; stay safe and well.