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Waterfall Wednesday

Waterfall Wednesday: Waverly Glen

Waverly Glen

Waverly Glen by Laura Jaen Smith. Acrylic landscape painting of waterfall in Tioga County from 50 NY Waterfalls Project.
Waverly Glen, 6x6 acrylic on wood panel, 2018

One of my favorite waterfalls that I discovered during my recent Summer Mosaic 2018 project of 50 New York waterfalls is Waverly Glen.  This waterfall is located inside Waverly Glen Park (about 200 meters from the parking area) in Waverly, New York.  It wasn’t in my guidebook of waterfalls that I reference for most of the project and I wouldn’t have known about it if it wasn’t for a family member who lives nearby mentioning it.

This waterfall is considered a cascade – which means that the water descends in a series of rock steps.  Waverly Glen is made up of tiny little steps which makes it look and sound different from many of the other waterfalls I visited.  It makes a fun little tinkling sound when the water falls downward.  

Close up photo of Waverly Glen waterfall by Laura Jaen Smith
Waverly Glen (close up), photograph, 2018

Waverly Glen is very accessible to the public.  It’s a short walk from the parking area, picnic pavilion, and playground to the falls via a level walking path.  You’re able to get right up next to the falls, you can climb a grassy hill nearby to get to the top, and there is an already-built path of stones across the creek to get to the other side (anyone else play in creeks growing up?).  

Photo of stone path in Waverly Glen by Laura Jaen Smith
Waverly Glen path of stones, photograph, 2018
Waverly Glen by Laura Jaen Smith. Acrylic landscape painting of waterfall in Tioga County from 50 NY Waterfalls Project.

Painting Waverly Glen was a unique challenge because of the tiny little steps that it’s made out of and all the splashes that make up the texture of the water.  I used a lot of purple blue undertones in the water and brought out the texture by adding light blue green (almost white) highlights.

Have you been to Waverly Glen before?  If you haven’t you should consider taking a trip there to see it in person!

The original painting is now available to own in my shop if you’re looking for a perfect gift or a new piece to add to your collection!

Art prints and gifts with Waverly Glen are also now available via my RedBubble shop!

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