Thursday, June 2, 2011
View from the top of Mt. Mitchell
Incredible weather and a much needed vacation describe our trip to Asheville last week. We hiked at Graveyard Fields and Crabtree Gardens and enjoyed waterfalls, panoramic vistas and incredible inspiration around every turn! Last year (in April) Mt. Mitchell was covered with ice; this year we actually got to walk to the top! --the highest point east of the Mississippi! The beauty could never be captured in paint but to translate the experience on canvas was fun and really reinforces the memory. Saturday I will be showing my work at the Sidewalk Art Show in downtown Roanoke, however even with many paintings of the southern end of the Parkway underway, none are finished or dry enough to display so stay tuned to the blog for more of the Smokies.