Friday, May 15, 2009

Mountain River

This is the river I visit every year to paint. It is the Greenbriar Branch of the Little Pigeon River in Tennessee. A group of 15 or so painters gather each year to spend a week painting the beauty of the mountains. We stay at the Buckhorn Inn outside of Gatlinburg. The inn is located on a mountain side away from all city noise and distractions. It is an idyllic week. This spot on the river is a favorite place to paint because you can set up your easel on the flat rocks in the middle of the river and paint with the sound of the water rushing down the mountain all around you. I hope I have conveyed some measure of the beauty of this place to you. This is an oil painting, size 8" x 10".