By Rheta Grimsely Johnson, Syndicated columnist
The Picayune Item
Louise Bonds discovered a sweet spot on the Tennessee River where she’d often go with her husband to look for rocks. She didn’t find ordinary rocks, but smooth stones that evolved into sleeping tigers, Siamese cats, schoolhouses — all manner of meticulously detailed, painted critters and structures.
Rocks are not her only canvas. Louise paints on paper, tiles and gourds with water colors, acrylics and oils. She paints lilacs and Indians and trains and whatever moves her or doesn’t move, almost anything but portraits.
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