Wednesday, October 6, 2010
9" x 12" Oil on Panel
This is Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA, just east of Shenandoah National Park and about 40 miles NW of Charlottesville, VA. My wife and I went apple picking here last weekend on our one year wedding anniversary. I haven't done a lot of world traveling, but I've been all over the United States and the area just east of Shenandoah National Park at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains is as beautiful as any land I've seen. I recommend checking it out.
This painting took some work, but I think it turned out well. I tried to create a contrast between the dry, late summer look of the foreground and the cool blues and greens of the mountains. The middle of the painting and particularly the left, middle has the greatest contrast and sharpest lines so hopefully that's the main focus. Here is a closeup of the middle of the painting in case it's tough to make out the detail: