This is the Brandywine River, maybe a half mile south of the Delaware state line. The river meanders through the Woodlawn Wildlife Preserve (now the newest US National Monument - whoo whoo!).
I painted a version of this that was 16x20, en plein air. Unfortunately, that sold. However, I liked the scene so much I decided to paint a larger version as well.
Those large boulders in the river are the famous Wilmington Blue Rocks, or Brandywine Granite. The local minor-league baseball team is named after them. As you head south through the park, you start to see them with increasing frequency.
Where do they come from, you ask? Well, they were formed about 500 million years ago when our continent (known to the trilobites of the time as Laurentia) was struck by Avalonia (which later formed New Foundland and the British isles). The collision caused the formation of some massive volcanoes, which spat out these rocks. Later on, when Pangaea was formed, this formation would act as a snowplow, scooping up ocean sediments and pushing them into the towering (at the time) Appalachian Mountains. Supposedly these mountains were as high as the Alps at one time, but several hundred million years of weathering can be very detrimental to one's posture.
The painting is 18x24 inches. It is an oil painting on a board. It was painted in the studio based on an smaller plein air painting. I can also offer it framed as shown in photos 2 and 3. The frame has a nice copper-y finish.
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