Louis E. Jones (Tennessee, 1878-1958) oil painting (canvas laid on board) depicting a sunlit creek bed in the Great Smoky Mountains, with water rushing over boulders at the edge of a lush tree line. Blue-green mountains in the background with a sliver of cloudy blue sky in the upper right-hand corner. Signed in red lower left, and additional signature and partial date in black at lower right. Housed in a grey painted wood frame with gilt accent and off-white fillet. Roman numeral III in pen, en verso. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 15 3/8" H x 17 1/2" W. First half of 20th century. Note: Jones was an Impressionist painter from Woodstock, New York, and established the Cliff Dwellers studio in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Canvas laid on board. Surface grime and scattered abrasions, largest measuring 1" x 1/8". Some of the scattered areas of paint flaking reveal various colors underneath, suggesting the possibility of this current work being painted over a previous oil. Canvas possibly cut, date at lower right partially lost. Frame with some wear and three small nail holes to sight edge.