Every year I am drawn to the mountains of North Carolina. I think it is a way that God calls me closer to him. This trip we were not able to get lodging were we wanted to be so we settled for Mt. Airy.
The campground was large with the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Here is something else we did not expect to find in this campground…two vintage vehicles.
We decided to drive the short distance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and get a few shots from the overlook.
While I was disappointed that the leaves had not turned, the trip was still worth it. The pond below was just behind our campsite.
Steam rising off the pond in the early morning hours.
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Well….I was in a mood today to get back to the canvas!
I can just hear the comments now…”Looks like kindergarten stuff”. Not to worry. .will post again when its finished.
This painting was inspired from a photo of an actual old store with vintage gas pumps…
Considering the times we are in now….I much prefer the times when this old store was built. I remember walking a quarter mile as a child to a little country store much like the one above to buy a 2 cent sugar cookie and an RC Cola! We didn’t mind the walk. The old store was heated by a large old wood stove. Those were the good old days. As kids we didn’t realize then how much we would come to appreciate those days.
While vacationing in Kentucky one year, I spied these two vintage trucks on the side of the road. They were still full of color but somewhat faded in places. I knew then it was a picture I wanted to paint.