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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Old Schulls Mill Road, NC

Painting en plein air always sounds so romantic: surrounded by nature, painting the scenery.  While that is not always the case, this 6 x 8 painting is a result from one of those gorgeous, perfect, fall days in the most lovely spot surrounded by fellow painters (and a fly fisherman or two).  We camped out just off of Old Schulls Mill Road next to the Watagua River in Foscoe, NC and painted to our hearts content.
I came home to add a touch or two...but not many, part of the joy of outdoor painting is capturing the elements allaprima (all in one take) and leaving evidence of the time fleeting.  Not overworking is something I am constantly working on.  The time riverside flew by and when someone noticed we had almost worked through our lunch break we were all surprised. 

I can almost feel the cooler fall temps looking at this piece...makes me want to travel the bend in the road and see where it takes me.

Cindy Michaud


  1. Hi Cindy! I'm loving your artwork! Tom and I just returned from NC last night and was in this very area in Foscoe...went to a wedding in Valle Crucis, spent a couple days in the Boone area, then onto Asheville via the Parkway... what a gorgeous place. Came home bursting with inspiration to create more of my "Soul Reflections" affirmation mirrors, expressing my experience and inner discoveries along the way. Looking forward to your event on Dec. 4th and maybe see you downtown before then :)

  2. would love to see your mirrors...Valle Crucis is a very special place and I love to paint there as well as Foscoe and Seven Devils, thanks for the compliment...it makes my day!!