This 8x10 plein air painting was lucky to have been finished at all. It was a windy day, the easel blew over, and the half-finished painting landed face down on the ground. A little judicious scraping and plucking of twigs and sand was required before I pressed on. Oil on tempered masonite panel.
I am a 1973 graduate of The Memphis Academy of Arts, now known as The Memphis College of Arts. The Academy's director, Ted Rust, stopped me in a hallway while on my way to class one day, and made a suggestion that I consider changing my major from advertising design to one of the fine arts. Well, it's been thirty-odd years since that day. If you're out there Mr. Rust, I think it's time.