Archive for the ‘Sky’ Category

What a Way to Start the Day

January 20, 2016

 

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It’s not always easy to get up on a winter morning before dawn in order to walk the golf course, but sometimes the sky is so glorious that it makes the whole effort worthwhile.

 

 

Mountain Sunrise

March 6, 2014

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We have many reasons for visiting Mount Nebo in Arkansas — the peace and beauty of ‘our’ cabin on the mountaintop, beautiful mountain views, gorgeous sunsets and beautiful sunrises.  This painting is based on a photo of a sunrise I took from Sunrise Point in March, 2012.

Winter Evening Sky

December 18, 2013

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Evening skies are often beautiful this time of year with soft pastel colors.  I got this view of a December sky in the Glade from our front yard.

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

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Evening Sky in the Glade

July 19, 2013

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One advantage of living on a golf course is that we can get a clear view of the evening sky (after the golfers are finished, of course).  Clouds are often painting in glowing colors after the sun drops below the Plateau.  This picture of the eastern sky was taken behind our house.

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

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Cloudy Day at the Beach

January 24, 2013

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Although Betsy and I had a wonderful time at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, last month, I must admit that the weather left something to be desired.  It was cloudy and dreary when we arrived, but we still enjoyed the sight and sound of the ocean below our room.  In the late afternoon of that first day I captured the sun trying to break through the clouds.  When I got this photo on my computer, I played around with it to emphasize the sunbeams coming down.  The picture above is different, but I rather like it.

The original photo is shown below.

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Winter Sun Through an Icy Tree

January 17, 2013

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This drawing of the sun shining through icy tree branches is based on a photo taken in January, 2003.  We were living in Hendersonville, Tennessee, at that time, and the photo was taken the day after a fairly big winter storm.

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

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Morning in the Mountains

January 15, 2013

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This is a drawing based on a picture I took on an early November in 2011 at Hazel Mountain Overlook on the Skyline Drive in Virginia.  The day started very foggy and cloudy, but as the sun came up it started to break through the fog and clouds.  We came upon this sight a few minutes later.  There were still clouds in the valley below us, but some blue sky could be seen in the sky above.

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

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Mountains and Clouds

November 29, 2012

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As most of you know, Betsy and I love the mountains — the Smoky Mountains here in Tennessee and the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Virginia.  We enjoy visiting the mountains just about any time of the year.

The drawing above shows the view in late November from Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville, North Carolina.  You can see Burnett Reservoir in the valley below and clouds and mountains stretching to the horizon.

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

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Cumberland Plateau Evening Sky

November 13, 2012

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I went to my archives for this picture of a Cumberland Plateau sunset.  I got this image on the Druid Hills Golf Course in Fairfield Glade.  The sun had already dropped below the Plateau, but there was still an orange glow along the horizon.  We were reminded once again about the beautiful place in which we live.

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

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Evening Sky in the Glade

August 23, 2012

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One of the many nice things about living in the Glade is the beautiful skies we enjoy just about any time of the year.  This painting shows the sky as seen from the golf course fairway behind our house a couple of weeks ago.

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

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