The leaves are changing in high elevations. The Mount Pisgah range is 4000 to 5000 ft. Cool nights and sunny days work together to create the change. It’s just the beginning, this week I’ll be painting at Graveyard Fields, the colors there are magnificent, so check it out in a few days.
Author Archive for: Dave
About David Collins
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud David Collins contributed a whooping 24 entries.
Entries by David Collins
It is always difficult to catch just the right day and time to paint a sunset. Sometimes things are right, sometimes they’re not. Don’t you just love it when it happens
“Pasture on the Parkway”, 14″ X 18″, open acrylic on canvas done in plein aire Five out of the last six paintings have included a body of water, It was nice to paint this pastoral scene without water in the foreground. The parkway runs adjacent to land owned by the public and used for many […]
“Price Lake”, 18″ X 24″, open acrylic on canvas done in plein aire Price Lake is a man made lake. The dam that created the lake is located under the bridge beside where I painted. I stood next to the rail with the water flowing beneath me. The lake was created on 4,200 acres gifted […]
Painted from the same bridge as the day before, I like the way this one feels, I feel as if I caught the essence of the hot day as well as the scene.
This painting was done from the walkway under the James River bridge. It’s a beautiful place. I’m going back soon and paint a series of paintings from this location. I could paint 50 paintings under this bridge and never paint the same thing twice. I’m guessing that the bridge is 300 yds long. The James […]
Rudy’s painting and camping with me for the rest of the summer. He loves the adventure. Otter Lake Otter Lake is near Glasgow Virginia. The elevation in the area is less than 1000 ft. Otter lake is created by Otter creak and the Otters and flows in to the James River. Rudy and I sat […]
The overlook is 35 miles from the cottage, my chores were done I got on the road around 10:30 am. I started painting around noon, not finishing till four in the afternoon. If I had painted in the sun, I would have baked, it was a hot day. Luckily, I painted this one […]
Off the turnpike taking care of domestic issues at our Black Mountain Cottage but I found a few hours to paint this view of Lake Tomahawk one evening. On another note: Shawn Hart a photography student at Appalachian State University photographed me painting last month at one of the overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway. […]
One of the most distinctive features of the Blue Ridge Parkway are its stone bridges. This one(there are 168) allows the parkway to cross under another road. All of the overpasses except one are stone-faced arches. The stone is from local quarries or stone was obtained on site from rocks cut during the construction. 11″ […]