December 3, 2010

Drawing-week 25

This stream is near a place called Wintergreen, Va.
I could have spent hours more on this ,
but I wanted it to be more of a study of the
water and rocks.

November 27, 2010

Drawing-week 24

This is a drawing of a very nice place to
camp off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
It is Cave Mountain Lake.
What a wonderful place to go and swim,
hike, bike or just have a picnic.
I hope you get a sense of peace when you look at my drawing!

October 30, 2010

Drawing- week 23

Horton Winery, Gordonsville, Va.
What is nice about visiting the local vineyards in
Virginia is the wine of course, but also the
beautiful views that all of them have.
Thanks for stopping by!

October 16, 2010

Drawing- week 22

Thanks for all words of encouragement!
You keep me going. Thanks!
This sunset was seen off of Long Meadow Road.

October 8, 2010

Drawing-week 21

We all have looked for shapes in the clouds.
I saw this image of a bird in the sky and
I thought it looked really nice gliding over a local church.
I hope you enjoy these really nice fall days.
Thanks for looking!

September 25, 2010

Drawing-week 20

This is the Afton Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
It is one of the first views as you start the
journey south on the Blue Ridge.
I hope you enjoy my drawing.

September 15, 2010

Drawing-week 19.............SOLD

This is Sherando Lake.

It lies within the Blue Ridge Mountains, located in Lynhurst, Va.

Look it up. Beautiful place to spend the day

or weekend with the family. We did!

I used colored pencils for this drawing.

Does it feel like a warm summer day to you.

I hope you enjoy!

September 4, 2010

Drawing-week 18

I took a couple of months off...just enjoying the summer..awww.
I'm back.
This is a stone bridge that goes under the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Can you believe this leads to someones driveway? Nice!
I hope you like it. I used watercolor and colored pencils.

July 9, 2010

Drawing-week 17

This is at the Silver Mill Lake in Dayton, Va.
I hope you like it.

July 1, 2010

Drawing-week 16

I really missed the color.
This is done in watercolor and pen.
Thanks for looking!

June 30, 2010

Drawing-week 15

This is a view looking out into my backyard.
Aw, wildlife.
This is a lead pencil drawing.
Kind of boring if you like color but, I hope you enjoy it.

June 18, 2010

Drawing-week 14

This is a pencil study of the Sun behind the leaves.
Just having a little fun being Artsy!

June 11, 2010

Drawing-week 13

This is a nice spot to view the valley below.
This is at the overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway called
The Raven's Roost.
I hope you get a feel for how high you are up in the mountain.
This is my favorite spot on the parkway and
we have had many picnics there.

June 4, 2010

Drawing-week 12

The Skies in the Valley have been wonderfully wicked.
I hope you like this.
I can't believe I am at week 12.
Thanks for all your nice comments here and at my facebook page!

May 28, 2010

Drawing-week 11

This is a Dam in Augusta County, Va. I wanted to keep the palette simple. I used maybe 12-14 colored pencils
and my lead pencil. I kept the foreground mostly neutral.
I wanted your eye to be forced into the background.
Thanks for looking!

May 21, 2010

Drawing-week 10......SOLD

This is from a local Garden Center near me.
I love flowers and I thought this would be lovely to draw.
The colors there were amazing. I hope you get a good feeling from my
drawing. Thanks for sharing!

May 14, 2010

Drawing-week 9

Some say this is the Northern tip of the Shenandoah Valley. Harpers Ferry, WVA is
rich in history and beauty. It is definitely
worth the trip. This view is from the backside
of the huge church on the hill.

I wanted to keep this drawing simple.
Thanks for all your comments!
They really mean alot.

April 30, 2010

Drawing-week 8

I thought this would be a pretty picture to draw.
Up on the Blue Ridge Parkway there are beautiful shrubs that
bloom in spring. They are called Mountain Laurels.
This was at the Humpback Rock visitor center. Thanks for looking.
I hope you love my drawing!

April 23, 2010

Drawing-week 7

This is from the spot on Rt.612 near Maybeth Road.
It really is a WOW spot along the way.
My daughter requested this drawing, so here it is.
I hope you all like it.

April 16, 2010

Drawing-week 6............SOLD

This is Buffalo Lake in West Virginia in the Monongahela National Forest.
There are rough camping sites around the
22 acre lake.
The Lake is regularly stocked with trout.

April 6, 2010

Drawing-week 5

This scene is from Covington, Va. It is the Humpback Bridge.
There is a sign near it that reads "Humpback Bridge constructed of Hand Hewn Timbers in 1835 for the James River Kanawha Turnpike Corporation remained in public use until 1929."
The bridge was moved in 1953 to its present location.
I used more of a "line drawing" technique for this
in hopes of giving it an older feel.

April 2, 2010

Drawing-week 4

This scene is from the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm.
At milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway there is a rest stop-visitor center. The buildings are from nearby structures that have been moved there so visitors can get a sense of what a 19th century working mountain farm would have looked like. Open during the summer months there are costumed rangers demonstrating crafts and skills necessary for daily farm living.
I hope you enjoy my drawing of it.

March 26, 2010

Drawing-week 3.......SOLD

This scene is at the James Madison University's Arboretum. Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, this is a really great place to go and relax. There are beautiful trees and plantings. Lots of benches to sit and take it all in.

The stream and waterfall are very soothing.

It is free and open to the public.

March 19, 2010

Drawing-week 2...............SOLD

This scene is the Middle River next to Bald Rock Road off of Rt. 11 in Augusta County Virginia.
I love these beautiful birch trees. The bank along this river is really starting to erode. These lovely trees are in danger of falling over into the water.

March 13, 2010

Drawing-week 1

I am just getting started, so please bear with me.
I finished my first drawing on Friday, March 12th.
This is Natural Chimneys located in Mt.Solon, VA.