Thursday, July 28, 2016
"Touching Heaven" SOLD
sold Painted en plein air on location at nearly 5,000 feet above sea level on 400 acres of private property outside of Cashiers NC
To get an idea of the GRANDNESS of this stunning property, there is a little building left of center that represents a little one-room school house (replicated); I was standing on a bluff above the field leading down to that school house. A little dirt road lines the next ridge above a small valley which leads back upward to the small Christmas Tree Farm behind that. As I painted this, a black bear wandered out of the tree line into sight at the top of the hill above the Christmas Trees. Beyond the big ridge of green trees is another valley and beyond that are rolling mountains of purple mist. It was almost too much to take in! WOW!
"Touching Heaven" was purchased on the last day of the sale at the last hour by a woman who came in hoping it was still available. . . she explained to me that she saw the painting at the Gala the night before but didn't buy it and then couldn't sleep all night for thinking of it. What a relief, she said, when she came in and saw that it was not yet sold!