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Gorge
25" x 40"
Watercolor
$  2,500.00
 
While backpacking in the Linville Gorge, I felt the enormity and power of the waterfall and its rock understructure. The water cascaded far below gradually peeling back the layers of the rock monolith. The sound rippled out in all directions, sometimes booming, sometimes like a cradle song but mainly the falls consisted of shimmering -- the sight and sound mesmerizing. A friend surprisingly announced that years earlier her mother's foot slipped on the wet rocks that gleamed with emerald colored moss, and she tumbled down the waterfall into the gorge. I watched the ominous water plunge continuously over the edge -- dynamic, restless. It poured relentlessly, pursuing the repetitive task of falling. There was no stillness. I mixed three primary colors to form a gray. I painted the luminous grays allowing them to cascade down the paper. As the neutral color hit the wet paper, the red, blue, and yellow separated to show a subtle resemblance of the primary mixture.