View Full Version : Mabry Mill

04-12-2004, 04:39 PM
I know this isn't exactly marine, but it is water, and there are fishes in the pond :D

"Mabry Mill" is located at milepost 176 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Virginia.
Built by Ed Mabry in 1910, it remained in full operation until 1935. The mill is now operated by the National Parks Service.

15 x 11 watercolour on 400lb Arches.
Originally I had a grassy bank in the foreground, but thanks to a product called Absorbant Ground I was able to paint over it and add the reflections.


04-12-2004, 07:14 PM
:clap: This is very, very nice. I love your stone work too. It takes patience to keep them so varied. Reflections very good also. Cheryl

04-13-2004, 01:37 PM
Linda, super job on the water! I love your soft, subdued colors too. So much atmosphere.... :clap: :clap: :clap:


04-13-2004, 03:15 PM
This is a BEAUTIFUL painting...PLEASE post also in the watercolor forum. ;)

04-14-2004, 01:15 PM
:) Thank you Cheryl, Jamie, and Darla.

This is one of my favorite places to visit, and they say it is the most photographed spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I might just put it in Watercolour Darla, I haven't been in there for ages.

Marty C
04-24-2004, 08:53 PM
Hi Linda,
Well I'm back from touring around Victoria for a couple of weeks and it's very nice to open the first thread and see your marvelous mill. I like the palette you have used on this and you have done such a nice job on the water that you are forgiven that it is not really a marine work! :D Beautiful rendering on the mill, overall a first class piece.