Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Painting at Noccalula Falls

Noccalula Falls Park is one of the areas artists will be painting during the Plein Air Festival. These photographs, taken during the dead of winter, give a feel of the natural beauty of the area. The Falls cascades over 90 feet into Black Creek ravine; Black Creek meanders through the ravine and winds its way through Gadsden into the backwaters of the Coosa River. The ravine and Creek bed (although treacherous when the waters are flowing full) are rich with caves and Indian carvings plus many species of rare plants and wildlife for the adventuresome visitor. There is also a botanical garden which should be in bloom in time for the Festival, and a pioneer village on site. So use your artistic imagination to "fill in the blanks" as you anticipate a wonderful day of plein air painting! These photos were taken by Gadsden artist Craig Reynolds who is one of the Plein Air Painters , and GMA Volunteer Pat Frazier.

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