What drew wealthy Knoxvillians to this area for a summer retreat is the very same thing that motivated me and two friends to gather our paint supplies and head for the mountains for a day of painting.
In the fresh autumn air surrounded by so much visual stimulation, I felt no tension, no pressure, nothing more than the excitement of being there. That feeling was refreshing, one I would like to recapture whenever and where ever I paint!
Above you see an image of the scene that captured my interest. I was especially drawn to the play of light and shadows. Below, is my unfinished sketch.