Tuesday, April 29, 2014

sketchbook:: a brief escape

This past weekend we had perfectly lovely springtime weather here in our Southern mountains. With a few free hours Saturday afternoon we drove out on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at Moses Cone Manor to do some sketching. Our trees here have not leafed out yet, but the sky was clear and the sun felt warm.
We settled on the hillside along side the manor house. The Professor and I sketched the view of Bass Lake. Then Kiddo and I played tourists and browsed through the gift shop.
Here is the view of Bass Lake looking across the carriage trial at Moses Cone Manor. Soon there will be more green in this landscape with leaves on those trees. For now it's nice to enjoy these rare sunny spring days whenever we can.

5 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Ann - wonderful sketch. Looks like a glorious day. You do live in such a lovely part of the world.

CrimsonLeaves said...

This painting is just so lovely! I can easily see why this view captured your artistic soul. It would mine too!

Jennifer Edwards said...

Aahhhh...how I love that view! How I have painted and drawn the lovely view from Moses Cone Manor! One of my favorite places in the whole work! Thank you Ann for this lovely glimpse of it!

debra morris said...

Lovely Ann, and beautiful seascape below

Laura Moore said...

Your sketches are always so lovely Ann. The mauves are particularly lovely in your colour choice.

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