"Misty Mountain Hop"... 5x7" Oil on Panel, alla prima, 8-2007.
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I was driving down Railroad Grade Road on my way to Todd, North Carolina, one foggy morning when scene after scene like this soon became the inspiration for this painting, "Misty Mountain Hop" (OK... I'm a Zeppelin fan too). The muted colors, dense fog, and shallow depth perception gave a feeling of being in tune with the surroundings. It was as if the world was telling me to slow down and take notice of the things right in front of me... I guess we all should do that more often. I hope this painting brings you the peace that that misty morning did for me.