There is nothing like facing a deadline to get me in gear.  This is a month of deadlines with the biggest one being my solo show.  Facing all the pressure has forced me to have a very productive week.
I completed two paintings and have a third well on the way.  The one pictured here is "A Mother's Love".  Actually I've done a bit more touch up on it since I took the photo....when do you ever know when a painting is done?  Oh well, that is a good topic for another day.  This will be the postcard image for my "Southern Heritage" solo show at Blount Mansion in Knoxville the month of March. 
Late last spring, I took several photos of my daugher and grand daughter at an old log cabin in the community.  We were trespassing, but apparently the owner didn't mind, because he waved as he drove by on his tractor. Dave & Elaine Lietzke take pride in maintaining this old homestead so that it will stand for generations to come. 
This attitude is testament to the philosophy of Appalachian people to honor and preserve our history and heritage.
I hope you enjoy the painting.  If you are in Knoxville, TN on March 2, 2007, come by the Blount Mansion for the reception from 5-8 pm.


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