30 Paintings in 30 Days...Day 2

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't believe in taking it easy. I jump in with both feet without looking...and deal with the consequences later.

Well, why should today be any different??? Last night I was going through some of my favorite pics to decide which one would get to be the ONE! Way too many to choose from...with 6 hard drives full of captured moments, it was a difficult task. As I browsed through them memories of those special moments returned. In the past 3 years I've travelled over 100,000 in my wonderful Honda Element, affectionally called "The Ugly" because it really is ugly. 

I decided that today would be in memory of my all time favorite place to visit....The Smokey Mountains, in particular a wonderful old cabin in Cades Cove.

As I spent the afternoon painting, I realize that my experience as a painter is a lot less than my ability to capture this delightful place with a camera. In spite of that limitation I throughly enjoyed trying to convey the beauty that will be there in a few short weeks.