Monday, January 25, 2010

Painting and photographing Beautiful North Carolina

We have no shortage of beautiful scenery in North Carolina, but some people think that you can only find beautiful scenes in the mountains or the coast of NC. I live in central NC in the piedmont region and enjoy being in a rural area that affords me plenty of beautiful landscapes. I am only about 25 minutes from larger urban areas too, which is nice when I need a change of pace.

These photos were taken at Cedarock park, a huge park located on a historical farm that is run by the Parks and Recreation Dept. of the county. There are old historical buildings as well as miles of hiking trails and scenic streams and a lake. I painted there Saturday and will post the piece when finished. I also hiked and did some sketching and photographing for future paintings.

On the start of a hiking trail

The original cabin on the farm that was used before the large farmhouse was built. This was my painting subject for the day...

Some of the "wildlife" on the farm.

The barn area

Another view of the original homestead.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Hard at work

Working hard on my piece for the "Double Exposure" exhibit. The artists have to complete a painting from a reference photo submitted by photographers from the Chatham Camera Club.My choice was an image of Indians in full dress. Not my usual subject matter, but I like a challenge. Will post pics soon.