Sunday, June 17, 2012

"Monteagle, Tennessee Paintings"

"Screen Porch"
11 x 14
oil on stretched canvas

Have just returned from a wonderful week in Monteagle, Tennessee, staying in a friend's 1907 summer Victorian home at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (MSSA).  The entire area is filled with homes with these wonderful wrap-a-round porches with wicker furniture and blooming flowers, all nestled among these towering trees. If you ever get stressed, you can close your eyes and dream of "rockin" on one of these porches, a real step back in time! Following are the three paintings I did en plein air while at the Assembly.

"Hill Top Manor" painted en plein air
9 x 12
oil on hardboard
This house was near Moses Rock which was the original water supply back in the late 1800's, now I'm happy to say that there is running water in each house, along with air conditioning and all the other modern conveniences.

"Juniata Creek" painted en plein air
9 x 12
oil on canvas covered hardboard
These creek beds run all through the Assembly and have these wonderful old stone bridges that cross them for foot traffic as well as bikes and cars...oh yes, and golf carts.

"Millie's Garden" painted en plein air
9 x 12
oil on canvas covered hardboard
sold
The flowers throughout the Assembly were spectacular, a photograph or painting everywhere you looked.

7 comments:

  1. C'est un vrai bonheur que de me promener dans chacun de vos tableaux... La nature y est si belles et il y règne un calme assuré... La lumière vient se marier avec toute cette belle harmonie...
    Je vous félicite pour ce merveilleux travail et vous remercie avec cette publication fantastique.
    Gros bisous à vous.

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  2. Beautiful works! Looks like inspiration surrounded you. My favorite is Juniata Creek because of the light you captured perfectly.

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  3. Really nice ones. I like the one with the flag -- perhaps because the flag gives rise to the thought of movement.

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  4. Such beautiful work! The greens are rendered masterfully! I love them all!

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  5. Oh my goodness! How gorgeous all of these pieces are! Wondered where you'd gotten off to, Ann. I'm stuck picking a favorite of these...they are all just breathtaking!

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  6. You took us with you to this beautiful place through these gorgeous pieces. You conveyed the joy that the place brings you through each of these lovely paintings. Welcome back to the real world. Guess it is hot in the big D.

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