Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Drift

Drift
oil on canvas
6 x 8 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This is #43 of my 100 painting project. It is a scene from a nearby park where the North Fork of the New River runs along a walking path. Having grown up near the Ohio River, I always chuckle at the thought of these mountain streams being called "rivers". Yet it's true that they are indeed rivers. Up here, right at the Eastern Continental Divide, is where the rivers begin their journeys that eventually end at the sea.

13 comments:

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Ann;
What a beautiful peaceful painting. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Great work. I love the strong values in this painting!

Alex said...

Beautiful work yet again Ann. I could totally imagine myself being there...perhaps fishing or playing with the water. ^^

drawn2life said...

I'd love to be sitting on the banks! Beautiful!

Maitha said...

Gorgeous painting... effortless and yet stunning <3

raena said...

Oh this brings back so many great memories of floating down the Boise River!! Wonderful painting!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous, Ann. The way you handle light and shadow is masterful.

nanke's stuff said...

Well, Ann, you've done it again. This is so beautiful. I love the way you use colors and brush strokes! nancy

donna said...

This is beautiful work.

Cathy Holtom said...

Such a peaceful scene and so well painted.

Lisa Reed said...

Thank you so much for your "welcome back" note! It will take me a bit to catch up. But, I always enjoyed your art and your blog very much and look forward to reading back! Lisa

AutumnLeaves said...

Somehow I missed this in my blog travels yesterday, Ann. I am so sorry!

I love this painting, so redolent of spring and summer days. I know what you mean about creeks or springs versus rivers. I never know what to call this smaller tributaries either. Even some of the rivers here...they are so shallow that I find it amazing that they can handle barge and boat traffic! I know that you can walk all the way across the Kankakee River in Wilmington!

Anyway, this is just such a pleasant piece and makes me want to be able to sit and picnic with a book!

Krista Meister said...

No matter if its a "river" or a stream, I can just imagine the water rippling past....

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