Thursday, August 16, 2012

Roadside, Mountain Cabin

Peter and I had the most wonderful visit to Cashiers and Highlands, NC in July.  We especially welcomed cool mountain air during the hot, steamy month of July here in Memphis.  Peter and I are regular visitors to this area for many years now.

I find it helpful to create a "notan" study before applying color to plein air  paintings.  I use a thin wash with lots of turp so that it dries quickly.  It makes my decisions about color go much faster.  

I loved painting this old, weathered cabin... in the cool mountain setting!  

Roadside, Mountain Cabin

©Judy Joy Nocifora
Oil on linen canvas - 9 x 12 inches