|"Winter Morning on Tallulah Road" 16" x 12" Oil on Canvas|
This week's painting is a section of the Tallulah road from a photo shoot I did last January. It was early in the morning at a time when clouds were taking turns diffusing the sunlight. Shadows across the road were alternating between disappearing and appearing again. At times when they were clearly defined, the greens of the mountain laurel and rhododendron sparkled and the grays in the woods reflected subtle reds, purples and blues.
And it was so cold ice cycles were hanging from rocks in areas blocked from the sunlight. But I was so intent on capturing what the light was doing to those grays, I didn't notice my freezing fingers until I was back in the car.