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Bridal Falls by Todd Plough

This weekend I have been helping (artist) Todd Plough with revising his personal web page and it is amazing how a specific objects are able to inspire people in different ways. When I was looking over his paintings jpg’s . . . . I found these two specific paintings that looked extremely familiar to me!! Sure enough they were of one of my favorite places to visit . . . . !

Jewelweed
Jewelweed by Todd Plough

Bridal Falls is a secret place in Allegany State Park and although it isn’t located on the map . . . it is one of the first places that I almost always take people when visiting the park for the first time. Whichever season it is . . . . there is always something magical to find around the falls. Although photographing the falls is almost impossible . . . . you can expect to have bad lighting or there is always something in the way! What is great about doing a painting is that you can paint the location as you see it . . . . and these two pieces of work is exactly how I remember the falls!

Bridal Falls (Soft Water)
One of my favorite Bridal Falls pictures I have taken!

Todd teaches private classes and is also known as uncle Todd by some of our Young Naturalist (from this site). So be sure to visit his American Impressionism website for more info on his workshops or purchasing some of his art work.

(Art work was posted with permission by artist . . . . All Rights Reserved by Todd Plough)



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18 responses

  1. Wow what an excellent artist! The first one from Google Reader looked like a photo!

    14 September 2008 at 7:39 pm

  2. Pam

    Oh my, how beautiful!

    14 September 2008 at 7:46 pm

  3. Wow–what lovely paintings of a beautiful place. Artists have a way of enhancing the nature experience just like poets.

    14 September 2008 at 8:04 pm

  4. What a wonderful post. And thanks for sharing the work of this artist.

    14 September 2008 at 10:05 pm

  5. Beautiful work by Todd. :c)

    15 September 2008 at 6:36 am

  6. Sherri

    What a beautiful painting. Even though I’ve never visited the falls it leaves me with an impression of quiet tranquility. I can almost hear the water as it trickles down the falls. Thanks for sharing Tom!

    15 September 2008 at 10:14 am

  7. I love Bridal Veil Falls. At one point there was a tour going down there, but I guess that has stopped. What wonderful paintings.

    15 September 2008 at 10:39 am

  8. Sarah

    It’s good to have you back.

    15 September 2008 at 11:13 am

  9. Beautiful paintings and picture. Glad to see you posting again — been busy?

    15 September 2008 at 11:13 am

  10. Nice use of light. I’m so glad you showed us Todd’s work.

    15 September 2008 at 1:53 pm

  11. Bo

    Gorgeous paintings. They really speak “water”.

    15 September 2008 at 3:58 pm

  12. Marg

    What a talent Todd is I love both of the paintings….and you’re right waterfalls are tough to capture! (though you did pretty good Tom 😉

    15 September 2008 at 6:57 pm

  13. Beautiful, beautiful paintings! I especially loved the jewelweed one.

    The “real” life picture is beautiful, too =)

    15 September 2008 at 7:40 pm

  14. Grace

    Beautiful pix. Thanks Tom & Todd.

    15 September 2008 at 10:35 pm

  15. I absolutely love that 1st one…Thanks for sharing!

    15 September 2008 at 11:35 pm

  16. I really like that first one too.-it sets a really nice mood and makes me anxious to get back out into the woods as soon as possible.

    16 September 2008 at 2:37 pm

  17. Once when I went to Bridal Falls, there was a hummingbird that sipped nectar from the jewelweed, then landed on one of the many ledges formed by layers of rocks so he could dip under the dripping water and take a shower. It WAS magical!!!

    17 September 2008 at 7:17 am

  18. very nice paintings…the first one has a great first impression, i thought it was a real photo for a second 🙂

    20 September 2008 at 2:22 am

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