Many pleasant, pastoral, idyllic and captivating scenes are to be found in Watauga County, NC. Here I have tried to interpret the beauty of a lovely farm situated at a bend in the Watauga River. I only made photographs of the early value study (done after my initial drawing) and the completed painting. There are so many stages and painting days along the journey of creating a painting and I get so caught-up in the process and joy of creating that I just don't remember to take photos along the way.
First the completed painting:
oil on canvas
Here's the under painting where I establish the overall composition and the light to dark value relationships within: