Fine Art Images

The legend tells how the white snake became an immortal.

from Monty Python

Sun Wukong (孫悟空; Sūn Wùkōng) requests the horse from the dragon prince.

Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques)

Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)

The people paint the dragon's shape with a horse's head and a snake's tail. Further, there are expressions as 'three joints' and 'nine resemblances' (of the dragon), to wit: from head to shoulder, from shoulder to breast, from breast to tail. These are the joints; as to the nine resemblances, they are the following: his horns resemble those of a stag, his head that of a camel, his eyes those of a demon, his neck that of a snake, his belly that of a clam (shen, 蜃), his scales those of a carp, his claws those of an eagle, his soles those of a tiger, his ears those of a cow. Upon his head he has a thing like a broad eminence (a big lump), called [chimu] (尺木). If a dragon has no [chimu], he cannot ascend to the sky.
de Visser, Marinus Willem (1913), The Dragon in China and Japan, Verhandelingen der Koninklijke akademie van wetenschappen te Amsterdam. Afdeeling Letterkunde. Nieuwe reeks, deel xiii, no. 2, Amsterdam: Johannes Müller, p. 70

Ink painting, 35"x50", metal Tiger year 4707 (2010)

Ink painting, 35"x50", metal Tiger year 4707 (2010)

Ink painting, 35"x50", metal Tiger year 4707 (2010)

Ink painting, 35"x50", metal Tiger year 4707 (2010)

1 of a set of 2 watercolors given to Scott Moore for his music studio, Blue Sky Music.

2 of a set of 2 watercolors given to Scott Moore for his music studio, Blue Sky Music.

A view of the Pigeon River along I-40 in Tennessee heading east.

I went out for a walk with my youngest son one summer evening. I saw the east side of my neighbors house bathed in a yellow light. Curious to find where the light was coming from I walked up the hill and looked to the east, and this is what I saw.

Acrylic on Canvas, 48"w x 32"h

Acrylic on canvas, 48"w x 32"h

Acrylic on canvas, 60"w x 32"h

Acrylic on canvas, 60"w x 32"h

Acrylic on canvas, 24"w x 40"h

Oil on Canvas, 40"w x 30"h

A view of north Knoxville area.
Oil on Canvas, 30"w x 36"h

View of the Tennessee River and the Smokey Mountains.
Oil on Canvas, 40"w x 30"h

Oil on Canvas, 40"w x 30"h

Long Beach, Oak Island, NC sunset
Long Beach, Oak Island, NC sunset