Come around back

Christopher RobinBlount, Our Town Arts

I wonder what other artists notice when surveying an area for a subject to paint. A few weeks ago, in Cades Cove, I spied my spot to recreate on a drive down Hyatt Lane. Unseasonably warm weather, with a crisp sky, this was just the pre-spring tonic I sought.

Drawn to the light grassy spot this church sits atop, this 8×16 piece details the winter grasses and the grey mountain tops yet to come to life. For 120 years Cades Cove Methodist Church has been a spiritual icon of the Cove. In winter her backside is seen from Hyatt Lane. Come Around Back for a look.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.


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