Sunday, April 19, 2009

Art outing in the Great Smokey Mountains!

I enjoyed a lovely visit to the Gatlinburg area of Tennessee, in the Great Smokey Mountains, this past weekend. I had a productive painting time, concentrating my efforts on capturing the view of Mt. LeConte from our cabin. It was tough. The terrain is a bit different than Southwestern Va in that there are many rolling hills. It was difficult to capture the shapes and undulations of the hills. I got a good start, however, that I will be able to finish with little effort in the studio. The trees were just coming into bloom, waking up the brown landscape. I would love to return to this area. It was breathtakingly beautiful at all times of the day!