North River

This painting was done in plein air near Port Republic, Virginia.  This was the point where the North River and the South River meet to form the Shenandoah River.  I was with a group of artists who were particpating in an outdoor session with Ron Boehmer as our instructor.  The day was overcast and chilly but Ron had made a fire to help keep us warm. The smell and crackling of the fire created a pleasant time for all in spite of the chill.