Terry Hall Arts - Swamp at Chippokes
Swamp at Chippokes

Virginia has a wonderful state park system.  Along the James River in Surrey County is Chippokes Plantation State Park, a plantation site from the olden days of yore.  A fun thing to do here is to take the ferry across the river to colonial Jamestown and Williamsburg.

This colored pencil painting was inspired by a view towards the river from a small creek.  I have tried to do a stylized rendering of the vegetation instead of going for realism.  The size of this piece is 16 inches by 12 inches.  You can watch it develop day-by-day in my previous post The Pencil’s Progress.