I had an awesome vacation in the North Carolina mountains. It's an incredibly beautiful area and although the weather was a bit warmer than it usually is (according to people we talked to) it was still OK because the nights cooled off. I enjoy painting in the morning when my energy level is up and the light is nice that time of day too.
Here are a few of the paintings I completed ion the latter days of my vacation. I'll post the rest next week. I am busy framing them and deciding which ones will be saved for show, which will get listed on eBay and which will go to the local gallery. All in all it was a productive week. The drive home was pretty grueling but I can't really complain because I do have air conditioning and it was 95-98 degrees here in the Midwest that day.
This is Iota Valley, in a view from Iota Baptist Church near Franklin, NC
Here also is a painting I did on the porch of the cabin where we stayed. I loved the shadows cast by the old tin watering can.