Tom Dooley on the way...Read Now
This is a watercolor sketch that will become the background for the upcoming Hang Down your Head, Tom Dooley mural. The 8 by 40 foot mural will be installed on the side of the historic Muse Hardware building in downtown Mountain City. Imagine Tom Dooley sitting on the creek bank soaking his blistered feet with his boots off as Colonel Grayson and the party from North Carolina dismount and proceed to arrest Tom. The late Frank Grayson, one of the last of the old time fiddlers from the area will stand to the side with his instrument. G. B. Grayson, who first recorded the well known tune in the 1920's will also figure prominently in the scene. After dealing with the tragic events of summer so far, I am more than anxious to get back into my makeshift garage-studio (the only place large enough to fit a work this size at my house!) and get to work!
9/24/2014 02:02:54 am
9/30/2014 11:53:43 am
Now, Temple, our mutual friend might disagree. I think there are three true artists. : ) Just kidding. Love you! I sure hope we get to put that show together before long!
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Painting the people, places, and art makers of the East Tennessee Mountains