Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tommy Thompson Art Featured on Front Cover of Hills and Hamlets Magazine

"Cold Ride," 20" x 24" Oil on Canvas

The January 2009 cover of the Hills and Hamlets magazine features a painting by Tommy Thompson. Thompson's painting, "Cold Ride," a 20" x 24" oil on canvas, was purchased by a Vanderbilt University professor in 2008. On New Year's Day, 2008, Thompson and his wife Marie were invited to the farm of George and Beverly Greenup of Pulaski, Tennessee, for a trail ride with a large group of horse enthusiasts that the artist photographed. The subject of the painting, Arnold Warmels, said, "It is amazing how Tommy caught the feel of 'Cold Ride' and the crisp winter calmness of a lonesome get-together with a horse. I am honored that both my horse Rambler and myself could inspire Tommy for this beautiful painting." To see the cover and subscribe to the magazine, click here: http://www.hillsnhamlets.com/ To see more of Thompson's paintings, check out his web site at http://www.tommythompsonart.com/ Another new web site that Thompson is establishing offers reference photos to his fellow artists; that web site is http://www.aphototopaint.com/

A Photo to Paint

Tommy Thompson paints the Canadian Rockies at Lake Louise.

After traveling to paint for more than 6 years, I now have a treasure trove of thousands of photographs. I composed my photos with future paintings in mind. I am now offering these photos for purchase by other artists. I have categorized these photos according to such subjects as landscapes, barns, figures, hay bales, gardens, architecture, etc. I shot the digital photos in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wyoming, plus Canada. I invite all artists to check out my new web site at http://www.aphototopaint.com/