I am so excited about this small group of twelve Japanese Sumi Ink painting sketches on heavy body watercolor paper I have been working on.
For a while now, I have been wanting to create a small group of sketches of places visited and finally have gotten around to the idea.
The Cashiers and Highlands North Carolina area is so special to me: my family grew up summering up in the mountains and I also was married in the area.
Under most of the paintings, I have written a little blurb to act as a travel guide for those interested. For this project, there is some criteria: I only painted things that I knew well, had recently visited, and really and truly enjoy.
I hope you enjoy these- they were a joy to paint and it was very refreshing to dabble in more realistic subject matter.
These pieces will be released Friday, September 7th 2018 at Noon.
Dahlia Garden at High Hampton, which is famous and over 100 years old
'Lonesome Valley Kitchen Garden' - 9 x 12 inches
Check out more on Lonesome Valley
'High Hampton as it stands, 2018' - 9 x 12 inches
Read more on High Hampton and be sure to visit it soon, as it is about to undergo a massive renovation.
'High Hampton Golf' - 9 x 12 inches
More about Golf at High Hampton
'Silver Run Falls' 9 x 12 inches
Information on Silver Run Falls & Hike
'Canyon Kitchen, Rear View' 9 x 12 inches
More on Canyon Kitchen - order the tasting menu: its not on the original menu, but they will put it together for you!
'The Secret Garden' - 9 x 12 inches
More on the Cashiers Village Green, where The Secret Garden is Located (and is visually stunning in the middle of summer!)
'Sunset Rock' - 9 x 12 inches
More on Sunset Rock and Hike
'Lake Loop at High Hampton' - 9 x 12 inches
'The Best View on the Lake / Lake Glenville' - 18 x 24 inches
Lake Glenville is a great spot to rent a boat and poke around: the lake has a town underneath it that was flooded to create a dam, rope swings, and two great waterfalls.
'The Lawn at Chattooga' - 18 x 24 inches
This is a special spot for me and my husband: we had a rehearsal dinner that was held on the Lawn here.
I hope y'all enjoy these- they were a pleasure to create!