Grandfather Mountain Light
8 x 10 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
At 5,946 feet, Grandfather Mountain is a notable landmark here in our North Carolina Mountains. It's a mountain where rivers begin, one flowing east and the other to the west, and from the top on a clear day it seems that you can see for nearly 100 miles. It has been the subject of many artists' paintings and Forrest Gump even ran the curving road up to the top.
I was inspired to paint this view of Grandfather Mountain because of the rolling hills in the foreground that were glowing in a light that seemed to be coming from the mountain itself. As if some ancient magic was alive in the mountain's rugged profile.