This little fellow was scampering along the path looking for food to stuff in his cheeks and store up for the coming winter. I took several photos of him hard at work one day last fall and painted this in my studio in January.
6x6 Oil on panel $275 at the Centennial Art Show this weekend.
5x7 Oil on panel $275 at the Centennial Art Show this weekend.
8x10 Oil on panel $350 at the Centennial Art Show this weekend.
Another familiar site in the park was this steam locomotive from the early 1940s. It has been on display here for many decades, but when I took my photos little did I know that just a few weeks later that engine would be ceremoniously transported to begin a four-year, 2 million dollar restoration by the Nashville Steam Preservation Society. Their goal is to see it pulling passenger excursions from the Riverfront Station. I'm happy that I was able to capture it in it's last days in Centennial Park.
12x12 Oil on gallery wrap canvas $525 at the Centennial Art Show this weekend.