The first ever peaceful transition of power after bitterly contested popular elections fought by principled partisans occurred in America in the “Revolution of 1800,” after elections that gave the Republican party led by Thomas Jefferson control over both the presidency and congress. Both the Republicans and their opponents, the Federalist party, believed that the fundamental principles of democracy were at stake in the conflict between the two parties.
Sound familiar? And yet America prospered and became the greatest nation on the planet.
Today, once again, the world will watch the peaceful transition of power in the U.S. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president, OUR President. Let us pray for his success.
On Saturday I was invited to teach a Paint-Along class to the ladies of the Tennessee Cattlewomen's Association at the annual convention of the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. These ladies know barns. It was a pleasure to paint with this lovely group of artists.
While teaching Brentwood Academy's Winterim painting class this week, we decided to paint the same reference photo two different ways: the Tonal Approach and the Colorist Approach. This painting was painted in the tonalist approach.