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SEP-OCT 2018

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Sept/Oct 2018 • 31 "Stone Pond" (an 18-by-24-inch painting) captures a view from her prop- erty off Wyandotte Cave Hill Road. She explained the title by saying: "There is no actual pond, just a depression on the land belonging to the Stone family. The rain created this little mini-pond." The source of "Hidden Surprise" (a 16-by-20-inch creation) is a snapshot she took on the road leading to her home. While coming around a corner, she no- ticed a patch of yellow wildflowers in bloom. She stopped the car and snapped a photo. Her painting "Dry Run Creek in the Fall" (18 by 24 inches) depicts a scene on the old homestead where McCutcheon and her husband used to live. The sky- ward vertical trees are reflected in the creek, which runs at a slight diagonal. The atmosphere of autumn sunlight trans- forms the landscape into a fabric of shim- mering impressions. Along Highway 62 through Craw- ford County, at a widening in the road, McCutcheon had noticed several parked cars. Curious, she parked her car and fol- lowed a path to what she discovered is widely recognized as a fishing spot. Part of Blue River, this spot is the subject of her painting "The Fishing Hole" (18 by 24 inches). The dark thick foliage on the right, hedging the lighter, more delicate colors of sky, river, and wispy trees seem to invite the viewer to spend the day there. Although McCutcheon has com- pleted hundreds of paintings and has received many accolades and honors, painting is not her primary career. For the past 26 years, she has worked full-time as a cardiology nurse at Baptist Floyd Hos- pital. She routinely paints on Saturdays and sometimes during her time off. She doesn't have an official studio, but an "art space" that she shares with her husband, Bob, who is a leather crafter. McCutcheon is nearing retirement age. She says she can imagine "taking off in our old 1978 RV, painting the natural beauty of the country. I would love not having to worry about splattering paint on things." • For more information on the artist and her work, go to jeannemccutcheon.com. Part of Blue River, this spot is the subject of her painting "The Fishing Hole" (18 by 24 inches). The dark thick foliage on the right, hedging the lighter, more delicate colors of sky, river, and wispy trees seem to invite the viewer to spend the day there. Pictured: (left hand page, top) A waterfall painting titled "Devil's Backbone"; (left hand page, bottom) "Hidden Suprise" was inspired by a patch of wildflowers along the road to McCutcheon's home. (this page, top) McCutcheon found this local fishing spot by following a path near cars parked on the side of the road. She captured the picturesque spot on blue river in her painting titled "e Fishing Hole" ; (this page, bottom) "Stone Pond" captures a view from of a mini-pond created by rain, near her property off Wyandotte Cave Hill Road.

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