View Haw Creek Valley


8x10x.7″ oil on linen

View of Haw Creek Valley from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville North Carolina. A painterly, colorful, impressionist scenic vista of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, featuring trees, mountains, sky and clouds. . I went to this favorite overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina to have a moment of peace and tranquility after a particularly stressful day. I love the simplicity of the color harmony, and I hope the viewer feels the tranquility this view brought me that day.

I used flat, chiseled brushstrokes layered over thin monochrome underpainting, using artist grade oils varnished with Gamsol. The substrate is oil primed linen gallery wrapped onto .67” wood frame with painted sides for frameless or shadowbox frame presentation.

I hope my contemporary approach of rhythmic brush strokes and bright, thick impasto brush strokes and harmonious color will calm and stimulate, and that the lyrical, almost abstract realism provides a dense visual puzzle that continues to intrigue over time.