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On the River

9" x 12" Watercolor

Arches 140#CP

 

The weekend has flown! The festival was fun - somewhat small amount of traffic - but this was the first-time event for the hosts, and I believe the event was successful enough to repeat it again next year.

I sold a fair amount of paintings, had a good number of individuals interested in taking watercolor lessons, saw some of my friends I hadn't seen in a while, and enjoyed meeting new artists. I am truly grateful to be able to finally have the time to participate in more of these events.

 

This painting is a scene from the Eno River, Durham, NC ... one of the rivers Charles and I love to explore. There are many trails along its edge and cliffs and our wedding was held at one of the parks along its banks. It's a peaceful place, and in the summer the dense foliage keeps the area cool and a wonderful restive green. Rafts are available too to glide along the water and so many times during the summer, we find children wading in some of the shallow rocky areas by the old mill.

 

The season has begun its changing and can be felt in the cooling of the temperatures and the shortening of daylight. Yellow leaves are already beginning to dot the waysides as goldenrods and tawny grasses take the place of summer's bright wildflowers. It feels 'early' this year and I hope the cooler weather lingers long into the fall months. Autumn is my favorite season and I'd love to spend more time in it!

 

My mini-vacation is almost here --- and I'm so looking forward to it! I'll be off and on line as I can be - and will catch up with everyone as time permits.

 

Have a great week!!

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Taken on July 23, 2012