I recently completed this watercolor from a beautiful view I have enjoyed in Linville Gorge, in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. This old pine tree stood alone against the forces of nature for many years.
“Blackwater Falls Near Davis, WV”
My daughter sent me a photo from a motorcycle trip she took, stopping at Blackwater Falls in Davis, WV. This waterfall is beautiful, a 57′ cascade of dark water that is colored by the tannic acid of the fallen hemlock and red spruce needles.
“From the Pacific Coast Highway”
This vibrant scene is from the coast of Oregon, from the Pacific Coast Highway, paralleling the Pacific Ocean. With regular rainfall, this region is filled with prolific greenery.
In July 2021, I traveled to Maine with my family to explore Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor area. We stayed just off of Desert Island, and this view was part of the scenery along the road between our rental property and the entrance to the park.
This beautiful coastal meadow is a peaceful combination of pools, rocks, grass, and forests.
“Diggs Valley Road Barn”
There is a little traveled unpaved road in Loudoun County, VA, where this beautiful, historic barn is quietly deteriorating. I like the composition of this building, including the old stone, stucco, wood and rusting metal.
This watercolor I have recently completed will be included in the NC Watercolor Society’s annual exhibit in New Bern, NC, this October (2022).