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The River

More of the Rockfish's Beauty

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Just found the need to show off a little, by posting a few more photos of the River below...the Rockfish River. It runs from the Blue Ridge mountains down to the James, it isn't all that long but it makes up for it with it's quality of beauty.

The Path is Done

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The river below me is fasinating! It flows over a dam just below. The rush of water can me heard if one makes the effort to listen well. The river is always in motion headed down to the James River just north of Scottsville. It has a smooth running motion which is consistant and very pleasing to watch. Here I took a photo from a spot that I cleared out so someone like me could cast out a line and fish some afternoon or evening. Large birds also tend to follow the river both eastward and westward towards the mountains. It is something I 'm glad I now have a path to it.

Abstraction

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I was just kick'n around with my brush and easel with canvas loaded aboard and I just started painting whatever came into my capricious small mind. This is a take upon an infinity loop taken to a design level with the support of a similar background design. Don't get too caught up in the color, everyone says to me "your paintings are so colorful" so I kind of know my palette is kind of "high key" but I like having something on my wall that is pleasing to look at, this wasn't always the case with me. There was the time in my youth when I wanted to lecture my audience about the horrors of being overweight and exceedingly fat. But I've put that doctrine away, and I see where the artistic medium isn't really the most effective or desirable place to being stating that idea, so I stopped doing so long ago. I do now see art as a way of not only remembering "what is their" but also rendering in a likeable lovable way so that it please…

Landscape of a Rockfish River Rd Farm

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Art can be redux and made anew. These are new paintings that came about from older work. I simply picked up my work on them right where I left off. One is simply a landscape I began at the beginning of this past summer, then I let it sit on my wall until it bothered me enough to pull it down and take another look at the thing. It simply screamed out for a new approach and for me to take it their, now!! Now after having worked on it for a good while I feel like its at a stopping point and I can move on to other canvases. The painting is of an open field on Rockfish River Road down near the James River in Nelson County where I now live. This scene is of a farm on land just off the highway, the land is vast and the scene was very open as well leaving plenty of room for a nice open skyline to put rendered. I enjoyed working on it. It was a warm but not yet hot summers day. I began around noon on location and finished up about two and a half hours later on. Then pu…

The River

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The River view is terrific and very calming as I mentioned. It is scenic where I've chosen to place myself. It is what it is. It's new for me, yet in truth I've been here before, I just didn't know how to stay and work here. Now I feel I am ready to give it a "go". This river is just below my home and it is something else.

Path To the Rockfish River

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Forgoing art, I got into making this path to the river down below my house in the country or as some have called it "my home". Being one who's never owned his own place ever in his life this idea of cutting a path through the woods to the Rockfish River down below seemed ideal. I didn't have to ask anyone before hand nor did I have to do it on any time schedule, so I got to work on it this past summer. Only lately have I gott'n the notion that I was nearing the end of it. I can now walk to the river's edge. I simply want to put in a few more stones and be certain that those stones I've placed are secure in their spot. It's very calming to walk down to it. It has a sense of serenity which I've been looking for but seldom find in a physical spot on this earth but this river has it.

The Country is Different in Some Nice Ways

The days in this small country community are very different than living inside the boarders of Charlottesville: it's completely dark at night, and it lacks the noise of motors. And there are other ways it's different but I write about those two, those two ways really make this a nice change from city life. I like all the people I met in Charlottesville and I miss being able to see people by happenstance yet it's the peacefulness that comes from the absence of people that is so appealing living here. Its not that there is no-one, people are around but they seem to keep to themselves and not wonder around. I have to admit I don't go around off my property, at least not yet, that is something I might get into sometime later on. The property is keeping me busy. Building a path seems like an easy idea to put into play, but it's not always the case; my path from my back porch to the river down below has been a work of love but yet it's difficult and tedious…