While visiting a friend in Columbia, North Carolina I got some great pictures of the surrounding landscape. I did this painting on an 8x10" canvas and it is only a taste of the paintings I will do from this trip. Whenever I take a picture that I will subsequently paint I look to capture sky, land and water. This Pocosin Lakes Wildlife Refuge offered these elements and I was fortunate enough to be there at the right time of day and during good weather conditions. The water was a blue/black color and during the early part of October the leaves were just starting to change color.
Eileen and I took nearly 100 pictures from this trip. I can't wait to paint some more.