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by msonya , November 3, 2009—12:00 AM

Topics: Drawing, Prints, cades cove, original, painterly, personalized, smoky mountains

have more work to do. May just add that solitary "deer" the grandson says he was sure he saw down at Cade's Cove in the Smokys. See need to adjust the grove of autumn splendor at the foot of the mountain and goes without saying more detailing on the branches at the lower end of the focal tree. More of the Autumn sun hitting the russet red in the tree as well. Lighten the mid ground area where the sun kissed the open landscape. Yelp...still not there. This is where add that "in the moment" feel to make it come to life.

This will be the featured original for the December drawing. For every print sold an opportunity to own this original. It has to make them feel they are standing right within the mountains splendor. Autumn in the mountains is especially hard to paint as all the colors compete everywhere you look. The setting slowly seeps into your conscious after you are hit with the COLOR.




  Caroline Henry ( homepage )

11/07/2009 * 21:22:17

Thanks for this blog. I enjoy seeing works in progress and hearing about where the artist intends to go from the present point.


  Mary-Sonya Conti ( homepage )

11/03/2009 * 11:08:52

New Gallery. Now in the Black Oak Gallery of the Gatlinburg TN arts and crafts area on Glades Rd. Home to Jim Gray and Paul Murray artists of the Smokies.

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