Falling Water Falls
11X14, Oil on Birch Panel
A few weeks ago, I took my son waterfall hunting in the Ozarks. We've had a phenomenally long waterfall season in this year. Usually by this time of year, they are starting to trickle. the downside to the long waterfall season is flooding and severe weather. I started this one en plein air with a value sketch and then colored it in the studio. Falling Water Falls is one of the easiest falls in the state to get to and as a result is a favorite target of photographers. I've never seen a painting of it before though. It lies at the extreme northern end of Pope County just a bit before crossing into Searcy County on Falling Water Creek in the Ozark National Forest. On this same day, we saw Six Finger Falls and Keefe Falls. I packed my 13 lb pochade the .5 mile bushwhack into Keefe Falls and did a value sketch there as well as the rain fell.