It's the time of the year when the rhododendrons are in full bloom in the Smoky Mountains. Many of my Smoky Mountain paintings are vintage 2000-2005, when I re-launched my interest in painting. On several Spring break family trips renting a cabin in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, we hiked many trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I took hundreds of photos, all of which have been printed and are aging (I wonder where the negatives are)! Most of these paintings have sold, and I wonder where they are hanging these days.
Falling Rock Zone: on the Chimney Peaks hike. 9x12 pastel:
Homage to the Great Smoky Mountains, 9x12 pastel:
Early Spring on Abrams Creek, 12x18 pastel. A wonderful hike to a really cool waterfall at the end.
Mossy Field, 12x16 pastel. Carpets of damp green moss were found throughout the woodlands.
Season's Transition, 21x27 pastel:
Cade's Cove Barn, 9x12 pastel. If you visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you must take a detour to Cade's Cove, an oasis within the mountains.
On the Chimney Peaks Trail, 12x18 pastel.
Great Smoky Rocks, 9x12 pastel. I've been enamored with the red iron color in many rocks along the river beds and streams in the mountains.
Little Smoky Falls, 9x12 pastel:
I'm hoping to take another trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to capture Spring with my digital camera this time around!