|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.