The Bridge

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a couple small studies I did on a recent trip to North Carolina using my EasyL Pochade Box from Art Work Essentials.  Here is a studio version of one of them, I'm naming it "The Bridge"  It will be on display at  the next exhibit "Visual Rhapsody" at  my church gallery beginning mid September along with a couple other paintings I'll be displaying here through December.

The old iron bridge was  down a country road just outside of Cashiers, NC (and still in use).  We parked, gathered our Plein Air equipment and headed down the path to  set up under the bridge by the water.  Every where you looked - another painting.  Extremely picturesque.  Just to the base of this scene were the beginnings of white water which I may capture on a future  landscape painting.  

Plein Air - North Carolina

Just returned from a four day Plein Air  outing in North Carolina with several artist friends (Garry Kravit and Althea Heaton).  It was an amazing experience to see the plush greenery, waterfalls, lakes, mountain streams and mountain scenes.  Every where we turned another painting opportunity - very hard to narrow down what to capture on canvas.  I completed several studies and am sharing a couple of them here.  Both are painted on  a linen covered baltic birch panel -  8x10.    I plan to turn these two studies into larger pieces this summer along with a few other scenes of the area.

One of the studies shown here is a woodlands scene and the other is of an iron bridge.  We set up on a wood bridge to capture the woodlands scene and on the rocks at creekside to view the bridge, stream and incredible rock formations.  Each of us gravitated to a different scene and all of them captured the moment.  (I LOVE my EASyL lite Plein air prochade  and easel I purchased at Artworkessentials !  It made the adventure  so enjoyable!)

Thanks to my friend Garry Kravit and his wife Karen who made this event possible and to both Garry and Althea who made the experience unforgettable!  Check out Garry's blog site for additional pics.

The Woodlands Scene

The Iron Bridge