CONWAY TWITTY AND ME

Many years ago when I was in the drive in theatre business I had a great memory that I really cherish. The time was when I heard one of Rock and Roll -Country Singers was performing at the Ga. State Fair in Hiawassee, Ga. The time was in the late 1970’s. I was always open for anything that I could do to help business for my theatre. I decided to travel up to the fair and see if I could meet with Conway and get him to record a few audio promotions to help welcome all of my customers to the theatre. Well , I went not knowing if he would oblige me or not. After his afternoon show the crowd had broken up and Conway was just sorta hanging out , so I approached him and discussed what I was wanting to do and hoped he would be ok with it. Well, he was, sorta acted like he was pleased. He asked me if I had a tape recorder and my answer was yes ! The recordings sounded great. He did one welcoming the night customers, another was for the ending of the movie where he thanked everyone for coming to the drive in and be sure to replace the speaker back on the post before leaving. Then he would say- ” here is my latest record “. I would dub his latest record on the tape. I used his recording for many, many years. And by the way I still have a copy of the tape. THANKS CONWAY TWITTY ( nice man }.

Oil on linen size 16″ x 25 ” Actual painting color , definition , etc. will vary some from this photo

Photography by Kim Reed

Upcoming Art Show

Ken Woodall and Georgia Author Joe Cobb Crawford will be at the 45th Annual Unicoi State Lodge Fireside Art Show in Helen, GA

Date: February 15th and 16th, 2020
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: 1788 Highway 356 Helen, GA 30545
Admission: FREE!!!

Ole Swayback ( the Mule ), Grandpa, and Jr.

” OLE SWAYBACK ( the Mule ), GRANDPA, AND JR. ”

The legend of “Ole Swayback ” is known far and near. Ole Swayback was a worker , but his physical situation was nothing to rave about. Sad situation when an animal , person ,or anything tries to go thru life
with almost unbearable odds against them. But once again, Ole Swayback was a worker and survived ! Moral is “never give up”.

Oil on Linen
Size 8 1/2 x 8 1/2

Photography by KW

That Old Violin

” THAT OLD VIOLIN ”

Recently I came across an old Johnny Paycheck country song. All during the song I visioned something in my mind and here it is ” THAT OLD VIOLIN “. Good, Good song ! I enjoyed doing the painting !

Size 8″ x 10” oil on linen

The photo of the painting varies from actual color , definition.

New Art on Display

Ken Woodall Art is very pleased and honored to now having a piece of my art work on display at Piedmont College’s “MASON -SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART. The museum is located in Demorest, Ga. Feel free to stop by and take a look. The museum building is one of the towns oldest buildings. Several years ago it was remodeled inside and out. Great show piece for the community ! And lots of great art on display. You will be pleased .

The Mysterious Couple

There was mystery galore in the small town of Cornelia, Ga. In the 1950’s.
a happening almost every day in the center of town at the Southern Railroad tracks.
A nice couple , Mr. and Mrs. Dennis. Each day they would leave their home in Mt. Airy , and
travel to downtown Cornelia, back their old faded red 1940 Ford sedan into their regular parking spot. They would be there almost all day. Late in the day around 4 pm and 4 30 pm , they would load up and head for home. It was all to be done again the next day.
Not much was know about the couple. About all I have learned is that Mr. Dennis was retired from the
railroad. Lots of locals believed they were working for the railroad company and their job was to witness any accidents or such, that might happen at the railroad crossing. Mrs. Dennis usually spent the day in their car crocheting doilies. Mr. Dennis always went to the local drug store and bought a cigar each day.
Their routine did not vary much from day to day. I cannot recall how long they did this task, but it
was for several years. The memory of this has lingered on in my mind for all these years. If you happened to have some info about them , please feel free to share. I also have taken the privilege to depict a few of the local folks of our town Chief of Police ( Bill England ), town lawyer ( Col R.C. Scott), our most celebrated citizen ( baseball’s TY COBB ), Curtis Stowe and his son Bobby. Much thanks to Jack Broome and Bobby Stowe for sharing some of their info with me.

Color , definition, etc. will vary from this photo and the actual painting.

Oil on Linen
22″ x 15″

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM REED

Annual Christmas Card 2019

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with my annual painting for my grandchildren. This is my 19th Christmas card for them. Seems like just a few days ago was their first days a Ga. Tech. My grandaughter Anna Paige is entering her last semester in her Junior year. My grandson Drew is finishing his last semester of his senior year !

March of Dimes Blues

” MARCH OF DIME BLUES ”

Once upon a time a little grammar school boy was told by his school teacher that all the children in the class would be given a “March of Dimes ” drive card. The card had slits that a dime would fit into. The March of Dimes was a well to do and respected charity ( a drive to destroy or banish Polio from existence ) So, the youngster was told that if you brought the card back to school with all the slots full of dimes that they would be honored on the bulletin board . This young man took his card and carried it to the family country store where he worked with the family quiet often. After asking several customers if thy would like to donate to the ” MARCH OF DIMES ” , the reply was always ” No “. He got more disgusted each time he asked. He wanted to be honored so much, he decided to take a few dimes from the check out desk drawer and fill his card. Knowing he might be doing something a little out of line, he then carried it to school. Never knowing he would be in trouble , it finally came when a relative visited the classroom and saw his card and told his mother and father . He does not remember what punishment he received. His thoughts were ” He did it for a good cause “.

Oil on linen
12″ x 15 ” Actual painting will vary from this photo. Painting definition, color, etc.
Photo by Kim Reed

Tim Loves Tink

TIM LOVES TINK
( the legend lives on )

Over the years I have done a couple of paintings of a very unique small town ( Cornelia, Ga. ) that has a railroad underpass. Many years ago a couple in love decided to show their love for each other by painting their names on the famous RR underpass.
Now when they repaint the underpass the lettering has to be repainted . That has been done many times over the years. No one seems to know who the couple were. All known is ” TIM LOVES TINK “. MAYBE ONE DAY WE WILL KNOW. The view of the underpass shows the south side looking north.

oil on linen
Please note clarity, definition , color , etc. will vary from actual painting.

Photography by Kim Reed

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