Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Plein Air Painting with the Chestnut Group on 9/11

Friday, September 11, 2009, proved to be a spectacular day for painting en plein air with the Chestnut Group. Tommy Thompson participated in the wet paint party with several other painters on a beautiful farm off Southall Road near Leiper's Fork, TN. The 250-acre farm offered numerous vistas to capture on canvas. We found horses, goats, pigs, roosters, hens, chickens, four ponds, trails in different directions, old barns and sheds with weathered boards. We enjoyed the day painting with friends from the Nashville, TN, area and look forward to painting in the area again soon. Watch my blog and web site for the finished painting that I did that day.

Tommy Thompson paints at a Leiper's Fork, TN farm.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cades Cove

Tommy Thompson was commissioned to create this original oil painting of "Cades Cove" for a couple from Starkville, MS. This scene is one of Thompson's favorites to capture on canvas. Cades Cove is located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park near Gatlinburg, TN.