Graveyard Fields from Black Balsam


It was a bright day despite the haze that spent the day with me while painting.  I finished as the clouds rolled in, it was a good day.  There are different theories as to why it is called “Graveyard Fields” but the one I like, is that after a fire some hundred years ago, that the burnt tree stumps on the barren meadow looked like grave stones.  It doesn’t look like a graveyard now, now it just looks beautiful.

Looking Glass Rock can be seen in the gap.  It by itself from a different overlook will be a future painting.