The scenic byways of Fayette County, West Virginia, feature winding curves and picturesque landscapes that evoke a sense of serenity and nostalgia. The charm of country roads lies in their ability to transport us to simpler times and idyllic landscapes. Fine art landscape photography skillfully captures these quiet moments, whether it's a rural farmstead framed by rolling hills, a covered bridge crossing a babbling brook, or a sunlit pathway leading to destinations unknown. Each image tells a story of exploration and invites viewers to embark on their own personal journey. More importantly, the scenes capture the essence and nostalgia of West Virginia's Anthem, "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
For me a favored compositional technique draws on incorporating leading lines in the artwork. I believe composition entails orchestrating the journey of the eye as it comprehends the scene. As I stand in the field, meadow, or prairie, I try to imagine how the landscape will appear in its final printed form. This gallery features a few instances where the lighting, leading line composition, and the moment all came together.
In addition to holding compositional elements that are pleasing to the eye, these art prints also hold aspects of Evidence-based Design (EBD) in Healthcare Art. The premise of EBD is people feel better and take less pain medication when they are surrounded by certain images of nature. Building on this concept, the below reasons make prairie footpaths appropriate for use in waiting room art:.