Saturday, October 20, 2012

A little trip to the cool, colorful mountains of western North Carolina....

 I had a little time on our trip to do a little sketching.  If you've never had a chance to visit the mountainous area of the southern Appalachians in western North Carolina you are missing some incredible scenery!  In October the air is cool, the weather is beautiful and the fall color is spectacular!

 There are fantastic potential sketches around every bend in the road.  We happened upon this well kept old school house near a small community of Whiteside Cove.  Impossible for me to capture the brilliance of the fall colors...beech, hickory, maple, oak, tulip poplar.....
 We stayed at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina.  I could have sketched their building and grounds all week!

No trip to North Carolina is complete without a visit to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville.  I was able to sneak a few minutes to sketch the interesting roof line of the carriage house.


  1. Man, beautiful work, Tim! I especially love the "Old Edwards Inn" piece...great colors!

  2. How funny! We were in very much the same place at the same time - in north Georgia, very close to the Georgia/North Carolina/Tennessee state line. It was a bit past the best time for the leaves, but so very, very beautiful. Sadly, with a car full of family, I didn't get much time to sketch, but did get photographs for reference... and lots of apples!

  3. Thanks Jim! ...Debbi we flew into atlanta and drove up through north georgia...beautiful country! The colors around Highlands were outstanding...most locals said that it was about the peak! Don't know how it could been prettier!