|Last Sunlight: Rain on the Blue Ridge Parkway|
EarthPaint on Canvas, 6" x 6"
Laura Z 2016
I am blessed to live about 5 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, NC. This is based on a photo taken a few days ago, shortly before dusk, Rain and mist crept up Water Rock Knob, while a nearby ridge was bathed in the most beautiful puddles of sunlight. What a breathtaking sight it was! This area is without a doubt among the most beautiful places in the world, in addition to providing me with a wealth of mineral colors for my palette. The illuminated ridge was done in a lovely sparkling yellow-green mineral (I think it is olivine but I'm not sure) that I found beside the highway outside of nearby Waynesville, NC. It is a gorgeous soft lichen color, very powdery and full of sparkle. I find all kinds of mineral treasures around here: I'm convinced that I could not have developed this medium anywhere else in the world.
EarthPaint on Canvas 6" x 6"
Laura Z 2016
This is based on a photo I took of an apple tree outside my home. One day I will paint one that also incorporates the beautifully rusted 1927 truck that sits under it. The combination of the apple tree and the old truck is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen,