By C. F. Lawrenson
The Tellico River has its origins in the Unicoi mountain range near the Tennessee - North Carolina border. Holly and I had stopped in several places along the river to walk among the rocks along the water's edge on a beautiful autumn day. Suddenly, late in the afternoon, the sun was at the perfect angle to shoot these rays through the fall foilage and light up the water in the middle of the stream, in these warm fiery colors. At the same time, the color of the water in the shadows of the rocks remained a deep blue green. The contrast of the colors in the water was so stunning that I knew I had to paint it.