Archive for the ‘River’ Category

Middle Prong Pencil Sketch

February 9, 2015

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Last January Betsy and I traveled along Middle Prong of Little River in the Smokies above Tremont.  I got the photo which is the basis for this color pencil sketch while enjoying the water rushing over and around boulders in the stream.

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Little Pigeon River

January 15, 2014

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Last January Betsy and I spent a couple of days in the Smokies and did some hiking along the Little Pigeon River.  l captured this picture of the river near the turnoff to Ramsey Cascade in the Greenbrier section of the park.

Creek Bed in the Ouachita Mountains

February 5, 2013

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In February, 2010, Betsy and I explored the Ouachita Mountains on our way to Mt. Nebo in Arkansas.  It was the first time we had visited that part of Arkansas, and while we were looking for waterfalls we found plenty of other beauty to enjoy.

The watercolor above shows the beautiful, colorful rocks in the bed of a creek we crossed over as we drove through the Ouachitas.

The picture on which this watercolor was based is shown below.

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Tellico River

June 12, 2012

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The Tellico River is one of our favorite places to go for a drive or a hike.  The river is full of rapids and cascades that flow over and around boulders in the stream.  The river road provides many places to pull over and enjoy the sight and sound of the rushing water.

This drawing is based on a photo taken in June a couple of years ago.

Bald River

May 31, 2012

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Betsy and I have often visited Bald River Falls near Tellico Plains, Tennessee.  But we have only hiked Bald River above the falls once.  This drawing is based on a picture taken during that hike.  With scenery this pretty we’ll have to go back soon.

Little River in the Afternoon

March 15, 2012

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Betsy and I enjoy hiking in the winter and early spring.  A few years ago we hiked up Little River past Elkmont in the Smokies to visit a waterfall.  We came back in the afternoon, and I liked the way the afternoon light was reflected in the water of the river.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve

February 9, 2012

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Betsy and I have visited Little River Canyon National Preserve near Fort Payne, Alabama several times.  The Scenic Drive along the rim of the canyon offers several overlooks with views of the canyon and river below.  This drawing was made from a photograph taken in February, 2010.

Bald River

January 12, 2012

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This is a water color created from a photo using Photoshop.

Betsy and I have often visited Bald River Falls near Tellico Falls, Tennessee, but back in June, 2010, I hiked along the river above the falls.  Bald River is a pretty stream with water tumbling over ledges and rocks.

The picture on which this water color was based is shown below.

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From My Archives: Duck River

November 3, 2011

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We came across this pretty scene at Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee, in August, 2006.  This small drop in the Duck River occurs after the drought-reduced river slowly moved through some grasses above the drop.  In spite of the low water levels, I thought this made an interesting picture.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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From My Archives: Greenbrier Cascade

October 4, 2011

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Betsy and I love the streams in the Smokies, especially during times of high water.  This picture was taken in March, 2009, along the Little Pigeon River in the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.