Saturday, April 9, 2011

Magical Moment 429, "The Poconos"

Driving through the Pocono Mountains for the first time, we were inspired by the beauty even though it rained the entire day. At one point, we got lost searching for a waterfall. In our confusion, we spotted this serene pond out the window and pulled over. As I got the camera out, the sun emerged.

Eddie explained how he would go about painting this scene if he were at his easel. A touch of yellow on the branch tips to get the light green effect, how to create the reflection, and so on. When he was finished "mime painting," the sun slipped back behind the clouds and the rain continued. Those few moments made this little pond even more special.

The rain didn't stop us from finding that waterfall though. It was worth it!

Some of Eddie's paintings:


laughwithusblog said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to get back to the Poconos some day!

Susan in the Boonies said...

I love that 1st shot, especially. It definitely looks like artist fodder.

Linda said...

We've talked about vacationing in the Poconos someday, but we just can't tear ourselves away from the Smokies. :) I'm going to be watching for paintings of this pond and this waterfall from Eddie.