black balsam


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Black Balsam 

Acrylic on Canvas


This impressionistic landscape is based off of a panoramic photo Ruple took atop the trail, Black Balsam knob in western North Carolina. He believes that while on that hike he heard the voice of God in the wind. An ancient language with power to it. This was his inspiration for the radiating sky pattern following the valley line.