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Watercolor show is installed! See you Sunday!

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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Lake Martin Watercolors at Littlehouse Galleries opening May 1st, 5:30 to 7:30

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Exhibition of Lake Martin watercolors by Bob Moody opens Sunday, May 1st, 5:30 to 7:30 at Littlehouse Galleries in Homewood

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Bob Moody’s Birmingham – A City in Watercolor

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Published by the Birmingham Historical Society in December  of 2014, this full color softcover book features Bob Moody’s watercolors of Birmingham over a 50 year period along with a short introduction. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and the donation of digital images by the artist, all funds benefit the Historical Society in their ongoing mission to catalog the history of Birmingham as well as to educate the community about the importance of historic buildings.

The original watercolors are currently on exhibit at the Birmingham Public Library through January 4th, 2015.

The book will be available via the Birmingham Historical Society or on Amazon.com
Bob Moody's Birmingham

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Liveries of London watercolors now at Littlehouse Galleries

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Opening Reception September 18th, 2014 and watercolors will hang through October. Come see over 30 paintings of the guild halls, representing some of the most beautiful interiors in London. Want more info about the history of the livery halls?

For more info about Littlehouse Galleries, please click on the image below.Littlehouse Galleries

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Capturing “Light” in Watercolor

Friday, July 1st, 2011

This is a series of paintings Bob completed recently in which he made an attempt to paint light in transparent watercolor.  It’s one of the most challenging and elusive parts of watercolor painting and the reason he loves it!  It’s the very essence of watercolor!  “Cathedral interiors are the most fun to paint because they were designed to capture light through clerestory windows and stained glass – both  intended to create an ethereal illusion suggesting the light coming from heaven.”   Please also refer to:  Capturing Light in Watercolor by Marilyn Simande

St. Bartholomew's London

St. Bartholomew the Great, London

 

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral, London


St. Mary's Entry, Oxford

St. Mary's Entry, Oxford, England


 

York Minster

York Minster, England

 

 

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, England

 

 

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Small watercolors of #Bham by Bob Moody to be exhibited Saturday

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Lots of 10″ x 10″ watercolors of Birmingham will be among those exhibited by Bob Moody at the Mountain Brook Art Association’s Annual Spring Sale in Crestline on Saturday.  He also has some recently completed watercolors of Auburn, Normandy, Tuscany, England, and images from his book, The Church Triumphant.  Small 10″ x 10″ unframed original watercolor images are $100, larger images range from $200 to $400.

The tent sale on the Crestline Elementary athletic fields is from 9AM to 5PM and includes over 100 artists living within a 25 mile radius of Mountain Brook.   Rain date is the following day.  Please click on the MBA logo at right for map and additional details.

Here’s a look (video) from this year’s show:

Mountain Brook Art Association Show 2011

Interested in exhibiting next year?  Details are HERE.

To view examples of Bob’s watercolors, please click HERE.    HOPE TO SEE YOU SATURDAY! Mountain Brook Art Association Show 2011

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Birmingham is RICH in railroads!

Friday, March 4th, 2011

With the recent focus on Railroad Park,  we’ve developed a deeper appreciation for the unique and expansive railroad history of Birmingham.   It inspired us to explore a few tracks in our area including

 

those downtown near Morris Avenue, but also those in Bessemer, Irondale, Ensley, Fairfield, and the coal loading rail-to-barge stations in Port Birmingham (also known as Bimingport) on the Warrior River.  We discovered that Birmingham Southern Railroad is one of the busiest railroads in the country.  And through sites called American Rails.com, and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, Wikipedia, Birmingham Historical Society, and an excellent local hobbyist site called Birmingham Rails, we found a list of all the railroads that continue to serve Alabama as well as the history of our railroads. There are even some interesting maps of the railroad lines.  It’s amazing what we have right here in Birmingham!  Even today, over 20 trains a day come right through Birmingham.  We can be extremely proud of our railroad heritage!

So here’s a preview of Bob’s watercolor tribute to the railroads and industry of Birmingham. I think he makes our railroads look beautiful!  And if you get interested in the railroads like we did, take a tour of the area.   There’s lots to see just within Jefferson County!

Finally, railroads are still a leisurely way to travel and if you have the time, we can personally recommend taking the AmTrak sleeper car from Morris Avenue to Washington D.C.’s Union Station.  You board at Morris Avenue in the afternoon, and arrive the next morning in the heart of Washington D.C. in the completely renovated Union Station.  It’s a great trip for kids AND adults!

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