This recently completed piece was based on a scene along the road that runs up through the spectacular Beaver Valley. With exposed cliffs surrounded by lush, dense forest, the east and west side of the valley dominate the view, but along the way, there is countless quietly beautiful scenes right at roadside that shouldn't be missed. This painting celebrates one of those and was done in a painterly fashion and at a smaller scale than I currently create my pieces in. What caught my eye, as usual, was the combination of old fencing from long ago, along a field that hasn't seen a plow in many a year, surrounded by the natural environment that has steadily been reclaiming the land back into its' fold. Expect many more of this theme from me in the future!