Since I was a little kid I have been bored with “scenery” pictures. My dad would show slides he took. I loved the ones with people in them, but he stared forever at the scenery shots. Because of that, I’ve been more interested in painting people, buildings, and cars than landscapes.
This may have changed last Sunday night when our son and his wife drove us on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
This painting portrays a typical scene along the drive. Note the atmospheric perspective as the mountains become bluer and more faded the further out they go. Then the lone tree stands starkly silhouetted in the foreground. These things give depth to the painting.
I will say I was charmed with the scenery.