Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thunder Hill

Thunder Hill
watercolor
8 x 10 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This painting is inspired by my favorite spot along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Not far from my home, there is an overlook named Thunder Hill, where you can park your car and hike up to the top. From there you can see beyond both sides of the ridge, almost to forever.

Friday, July 18, 2014

sketchbook :: lemons

They looked so nice with the sunlight coming in behind that I made a quick watercolor sketch in my handmade sketchbook.

Monday, July 14, 2014

deep greens and blues are the colors I choose...

Mountain Moon Rise
watercolor
8 x 10 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

It is somehow a comforting sight, seeing the moon peeking through clouds. I was inspired by this past weekend's full moon to attempt this dreamy painting of our night sky with the moon rising over the mountains.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Mountain Meadow

Summer Mountain Meadow
watercolor
8 x 10 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

I am enjoying painting these summer scenes inspired by our mountain landscape. I find the subject of these small paintings to be as much about color as the landscape itself. And I am inspired by the colors of summer!

Monday, July 7, 2014

sketchbook :: fireworks

Flowers from our yard explode with color like fireworks in a milk bottle vase on our kitchen table. Sketched with watercolor only in my handmade sketchbook.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blue Ridge Summer

Blue Ridge Summer
watercolor
8 x 10 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Summer just might be the best season to be here in our Southern mountains. Gentle temperatures, cool breezes, and views that go on forever. I do love capturing the colors of summer in paint. So I am taking inspiration from the landscape and trying to use what I learned from doing all of those little washes, remember those?

Friday, June 20, 2014

sketchbook :: a taste of summer

We have been waiting for the peach truck to arrive, and it's finally here. I'm stocking up on peaches and I made a peach pie. And I have plans for peach jam. Peaches are a wonderful taste of summer. What are your favorite ways to eat peaches?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

One Diced Tomato

One Diced Tomato
watercolor
6 x 6 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

I spend a good deal of my time preparing meals, and every once in a while I pause to capture what I see when cooking in the kitchen. Sometimes it's the small stuff of our daily lives that I find the most beautiful.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

sketchbook :: waiting

Last week we had plans for a sketch outing with friends at a local park. But then our plans changed. Then they changed again, so we were able to go after all. However, communication had broken down and our friends had changed their plans. But it was okay. I did this sketch anyway, watching a cloudy sky break up to blue, looking across the soccer field up to the hills beyond.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Jungle Road

Along Jungle Road
watercolor
7.5 x 9.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This painting was begun a while back and I have just gotten around to finishing it. Another Edisto Island scene, from the popular Jungle Road. One of the things we love about Edisto is the Palm trees. Although it is not so terribly far from our home here in the NC mountains, the contrast in landscape and its features really makes us feel like we've escaped to a far away world.

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