Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Meeting with other members of the Alabama Plein Air Painters, we painted Jack Warner's Garden in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on November 9 and 10. Jack has developed a one-of-a-kind flower garden at his home in the North River section of the city. At the age of 90, Jack still scales his hillside garden several times a day as he conducts personal tours of his "work in progress," which contains numerous plants, gazebos, arches, and other interesting structures. Jack entertains his guests with stories about how he erected dead trees in concrete to symbolize the mortality of man. As Jack says,"We will all be gone, but they will still be here." For paintings from Jack's garden see Tommy Thompson Art. For other paintings depicting historic Tuscaloosa, please see Tommy Thompson's Tuscaloosa Art Blog.