New River Gorge

 

New River Gorge Fine Art Print by Juliana2me

By no means is this featured landscape new. In fact, "The New" is the oldest river in North America. Only the power of an ancient river could carve these deep exposing gorges in the Appalachian Mountains. It makes me think of compound interest. Something done again and again with consistency builds the momentum to carve the earth's rock and expose the layers of sandstone.

I placed my river lines directly in the center frame and choose to run them through the composition to indicate the power of consistent and repeated action. The doubling of the river line shows the repeat.

The base color for this design is green for the foliage of the surrounding Appalachian deciduous and evergreen forests.

Yellow lines represent the canyon walls that expose layers of geologic history in the New River Gorge National Park.

The circle here in this design can be the moon or sun. I place a pale yellow stereotypical color for a moon or sun that is often still seen at daybreak or nightfall.

The diagonal brown likes in the backdrop hint at the suspension bridge that was built in June of 1974 the line colors indicate the material with which it was made. “Cor-ten Steel” has a rust-colored look appearance and never needs to be painted. Some things change. Some stay the same.

Winding rivers, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and climbing walls, is this your place?