Monday, March 7, 2011
Linville Falls Path
As I hiked back up the hill from Linville Falls last April, the sky was so blue and the sun so warm that I had to paint this scene to remind me of the sights and sensations of that day. It is amazing how the senses can trigger so many special memories of places and events in our past. As a child growing up on a farm with many acres of land to explore, I loved being in the "woods". I had a special place under a tree where the moss was so soft, where I would sit for hours just listening to the woodland sounds. Those days of blue skies and carefree hikes through the woods have been a major influence in my passion to paint 300+ Parkway paintings.